Variety has reported that actor Simon Helberg has joined Peacock’s Poker Face’s stellar cast. Helberg’s identity is carefully under wraps, but Natasha Lyonne is the show’s protagonist and is tasked with solving a different crime in each episode.
The streamer ordered 10 episodes of the series, which is directed by director Rian Johnson, in March 2021. Helberg joins a cast that already include A-list actors such as Tim Meadows, Benjamin Bratt, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Stephanie Hsu, Jameela Jamil, David Castaeda, and many more.
Helberg’s role as Howard Wolowitz in the CBS comedy The Big Bang Theory is his most well-known performance. Throughout the show’s 12 seasons, he portrayed the part, receiving praise for his performance. As They Made Us, Annette, Florence Foster Jenkins, Good Night and Good Luck, and A Serious Man are just a few of the feature films he has worked on. For his performance in Florence Foster Jenkins, he was also nominated for a Golden Globe in the category of best supporting actor.
Johnson has written his first television series, Poker Face. The director has previously helmed episodes of Ted Griffin’s Terriers on FX and Vince Gilligan’s Breaking Bad on AMC. Johnson’s Oscar-nominated script for Knives Out, which he also directed, is possibly his most well-known work. The sequel to Knives Out, Glass Onion, is what he is now working on. He and T-Street are co-producing the Netflix series Three Body Problem, which is currently in development.
Maya Rudolph, Danielle Renfrew Behrens, and Lyonne are the executive producers of Poker Face for Animal Pictures. Executive producers and co-showrunners are Nora and Lilla Zuckerman. Executive producing are Ram Bergman and Nena Rodrigue from T-Street. The producer is MRC Television.The upcoming series’ release date has not yet been disclosed by the streamer.