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Rian Johnson, the writer director behind a successful film franchise is quick to describe his new television series using an interesting moniker.

“As opposed Glass Onion and Knives Out, these are not ‘whodunits,’ these are ‘howcatchems,’” he says succinctly.

He’s talking about Poker Face, which stars Natasha Lyonne as Charlie Cale, a woman on the run who has an extraordinary ability to determine when someone is lying. In each episode, she encounters a new cast of characters and strange crimes she can’t help but solve.

Johnson adds, “These [episodes] are modeled in that way after Columbo, where you show the killing and then it’s about Natasha versus the guest star and how they’re going to take them down.”

Lyonne says that what she found so interesting about the character is, “I love that particular kind of a lone wolf, who is somebody who is

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