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Natasha Lyonne to star in Rian Johnson's new Peacock mystery series

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Natasha Lyonne to star in Rian Johnson's new Peacock mystery series
Natasha Lyonne has landed the lead role in a new Peacock series called "Poker Face." File Photo by Jim Ruymen/UPI | License Photo

March 16 (UPI) -- Russian Doll actress and "Orange is the New Black" alum Natasha Lyonne has signed on to star in the 10-episode mystery drama, Poker Face.

Rian Johnson created the T-Street and MRC Television series.

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"My elaborate ruse to hang out more with @nlyonne. And it WORKED!" Johnson tweeted Tuesday, along with the link to a media report about the project.

Johnson is a writer, director and producer known for the films Brick, Looper, Star Wars: The Last Jedi and Knives Out.

"Rian Johnson's distinct sensibility and talent for telling edge-of-your-seat mysteries is a massive gift for Peacock, and we can't wait for audiences to delve into each case," Lisa Katz, president of scripted content for NBCUniversal television and streaming, said in a statement.

"Paired with the acting genius of Natasha Lyonne, this series will be entertaining and addictive."

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