‘Umbrella Academy’ star joins Natasha Lyonne’s ‘Poker Face’ series

David Castañeda is the latest addition to the cast of Natasha Lyonne & Rian Johnson’s “Poker Face” series at Peacock, Variety learned exclusively.

Lyonne will direct the drama series, with Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Stephanie Hsu also set to appear with Castañeda. Plot and character details for the show are largely being kept under wraps, though sources say the show will follow a procedural format and see Lyonne’s character work to solve different murders in each episode.

Castañeda is best known for his role in the hit Netflix series “The Umbrella Academy”, in which he plays Diego. The third season of the show is due out on June 22. His other TV credits include “Blindspot” and “Southland,” while it was announced in August 2021 that he would star opposite Christoph Waltz in Season 2 of the Roku series “Most Dangerous.” Game.” He also appeared in movies like “Sicario: Day of the Soldado,” “The Tax Collector,” “End of Watch,” and “The Guilty” on Netflix.

He is replaced by Buchwald, Stark Management and Ginsburg Daniels Kallis.

“Poker Face” received a 10-episode order from Peacock in March 2021. Johnson created the series and produced through T-Street Productions. Lyonne executive produces under the Animal Pictures banner in addition to starring, with Animal Pictures’ Maya Rudolph and Danielle Renfrew Behrens co-executive producing. Nora and Lilla Zuckerman are executive producers and co-showrunners. Ram Bergman and T-Street’s Nena Rodrigue are also executive producers. MRC Television will produce. MRC is a minority investor in T-Street, with a first-look film and television deal.

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