James Roday is psyched for spring…
It’s taken longer than expected but the second Psych movie,starring the 43-year-old Mexican American actor,will air this spring.
Psych 2: Lassie Come Homewas originally scheduled to launch last year, but it was moved from the USA Networkto the forthcoming streaming service Peacock. It’ll air this spring after the NBCU platform launches in April.
The film, which is named after Tim Omundson’s Santa Barbara Police Chief Carlton Lassiter, will explore the marriage between Shawn, played by Roday, and Maggie Lawson’s Juliet after the pair’s nupitals at the end of the first movie.
“One of the things I love about this movie, this time around is, I feel that for Shawn and Juliet there’s been eight years of ‘will they, won’t they,’ then it was ‘they will,’ then there was like a little, ‘where are we, what are we doing?” and then we hadn’t gotten married yet. Now we’re married,” she said. “There’s no worry, there’s no issue. He’s doing his psychic thing and I’m doing my detective thing, but for the most part, we’re just enjoying married life.”
Written, directed and executive produced by Psych creatorSteve Franks, Psych 2: Lassie Come Home focuses on Lassiter, who is ambushed on the job and left for dead. In a vintage Psych-style Hitchcockian nod, he begins to see impossible happenings around his recovery clinic. Shawn and Dulé Hill’s Gus return to Lassie’s side in Santa Barbara and are forced to navigate the personal, the professional and possibly the supernatural.
Roday also co-wrote the movie and executive produces, Hill executive produces, Andy Bermanco-wrote, Chris Henzeexecutive produces. UCP produces in association with Thruline Entertainment.