Poker face.

The Lady Gaga song?

Erm, I admit my cultural references are a little dated at times, but I’m not talking about the 2008 pop hit, but a new dramedy coming to Sky Max this week.

Tell me more.

Poker Face is a 10-episode mystery-of-the-week series starring Natasha Lyonne, known for her roles on the Netflix shows Russian Doll and Orange Is The New Black, as Charlie Cale, a casino worker with “an uncanny ability to determine when someone is lying.

Forced on the run, Cale hits the road in her antique sky-blue Plymouth Barracuda and finds herself drawn to a series of strange and dangerous places, each stop bringing new characters and a series of bizarre crimes she’s determined to solve.

Anything else?

Poker Face has been created, written and directed by Oscar-nominated filmmaker Rian Johnson, who is also the mastermind behind the critically acclaimed film Knives Out and its sequel Glass Onion.

Who is in the cast?

Well, buckle up… It’s a long and eclectic list. Benjamin Bratt has a recurring role, with the impressive list of guest stars including Adrien Brody, Chloe Sevigny, Ellen Barkin, Jameela Jamil, Cherry Jones, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Nick Nolte, and Tim Meadows.

When can I watch?

Poker Face is available exclusively on Sky Max and NOW from Friday.

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