NBCUniversal’s Peacock has released the official trailer for the 44-year-old half-Mexican American actor’s original movie Psych 2: Lassie Come Home, ahead of its July 15 launch.
Written, directed and executive produced by Psych creator Steve Franks, Psych 2: Lassie Come Home focuses on Lassiter, who is ambushed on the job and left for dead. In a vintagePsych-style with a Hitchcockian nod, he begins to see impossible happenings around his recovery clinic. Roday’s 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.
This is the second Pscyh TV movie, following 2017’s Psych: The Movie.
The original series aired for eight seasons on USA.
The festival’s first ever virtual version, titled “ATX TV….From The Couch!,” will feature a special panel “Extravaganza” with the cast of HBO Max’s new reality voguing competition, Legemdary, including the 33-year-old Afro-Puerto Rican dancer, instructor, model and ballroom dancer, aka “Wonder Woman of Vogue.”
Peacock will present a Psych panel with creators Steve Franks and Chris Henze, as well as cast members James Roday, Dulé Hill, Kirsten Nelson, Maggie Lawson and Corbin Bernsen ahead of the premiere of Peacock’s second Psych movie, Psych 2: Lassie Come Home.
Other panels include a conversation with PopTV’s One Day at a Time including showrunner/executive producer/director/actor Gloria Calderón Kellett as well as cast members Justina Machado, Rita Moreno, and Isabella Gomez.
They’ll join viewers for an informal brunch conversation discussing the June 16 animated special, “The Politics Episode.”
There will also be a table read with the executive producers and cast of Search Partyahead of its debut on HBO Max.
The festival will feature the marquee panel conversation with the cast and creatives of HBO‘s reboot of Perry Mason. Audiences will get a first look at the new gritty drama ahead of its June 21 premiere date.
Hulu will also bring their original series Little Fires Everywhere to the fest with a special panel featuring the shows producers and writers.
FX Networks will present a Justified reunion with the show’sbehind the scenes team and stars Timothy Olyphant and Joelle Carter.
The fest will highlight the ways women support one another in television with a special “Torchlighters” panel, led by Pacesetter principal and executive producer Jessica Rhoades (Dirty John: The Betty Broderick Story, Sharp Objects, Utopia) creator/showrunner/executive producer/director Marti Noxon (Sharp Objects, Dietland, To the Bone), creator/showrunner/executive producer/director Tanya Saracho (Vida), Francesca Orsi (Executive Vice President and Head of Drama at HBO), writer Lindsey Villarreal (Vida) and writer Erika L Johnson (The Village, The Good Lord Bird), with additional panelists to be announced soon.
ATX’s previously announced programming includes panels for Scrubs, Cougar Town, The Bold Type, Nancy Drew, New Amsterdam, P-Valley and more. The ATX Television Festival will stream for free on ATX’s official YouTube channel, with an option for viewers to donate to fundraising efforts for Direct Relief and The Actors Fund in an effort to benefit those affected by COVID-19.
The event will take place June 5-7. Click here for the complete schedule.
The 43-year-old half-Mexican American actor and former Psych star will star in Psych: The Movie 2, which will premiere sometime in spring 2020 or later.
It wasoriginally slated to premiere this year, but the film will debut next year because the movie is moving from the USA Network, home of the original Psych series andPsych: The Movie, to Peacock, NBCUniversal’s upcoming streaming service, which launches in April.
The sequel to the first post-series film, formally known as Psych: The Movie 2, has been given a cheeky new title, Psych 2: Lassie Come Home,named after one of the show’s main characters, Santa Barbara Police Chief Carlton Lassiter, played by Tim Omundson.
Written, directed and executive produced by Psych creator Steve 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 (Roday) and Gus (Dulé Hill) return to Lassie’s side in Santa Barbara and are forced to navigate the personal, the professional and possibly the supernatural. Separated from their new lives in San Francisco, Shawn and Gus find themselves unwelcome in their old stomping grounds as they secretly untangle a twisted case without the benefit of the police, their loved ones or the quality sourdough bakeries of the Bay Area. What they uncover will change the course of their relationships forever.
Also returning for the second movie are original Psych cast members Maggie Lawson, Kirsten Nelson and Corbin Bernsen.
Roday also co-wrote the movie and executive produces, Hill executive produces, Andy Bermanco-wrote, Chris Henzieexecutive produces.
ICM Partners has signed the 38-year-old Mexican American actor and former Psych.
Rodriguez is s best known for his eight-season turn playing the lead, fake psychic Shawn Spencer, on the USA crime dramedy created by Steve Franks, also an ICM client.
The show and Roday developed a big following on social media and also were a top draw at Comic-Con. In addition to starring, Roday wrote and directed several episodes of Psych. Following the end of the series earlier this year, he wrote and directed Shoot The Moonfor USA and Psychproducer Universal Cable Prods. through a development fund. The presentation will be delivered to USA for pickup consideration in the next few weeks.
Roday, who was at CAA, co-founded Red Dog Squadron, a Los Angeles theater company, and took over the El Centro theater on Santa Monica Blvd. in Hollywood in order to give actors the opportunity to realize stage passion projects as actors, writers and/or directors.
He also wrote and directed the indie Gravy, starring Lily Cole, Sarah Silverman, Dule Hill and Gabourey Sidibe.
Roday is managed by Gotham/Principal and also repped by law firm Peikoff Mahan.
It’ll be a memorable last hurrah for James Roday and his Psych cast mates…
USA Network has formally announced that the current eighth season of the 37-year-old Mexican American actor’s cult favorite series will be its last, which the last episode airing on March 26.
Roday and his Psych co-star Dule Hill made the official announcement today via video posted on YouTube.
“Psych has made an indelible imprint on the television landscape, with a unique brand of comedy,” said Chris McCumber, president of USA Network. “The final season celebrates the iconic characters that have made this show so beloved, and will be an exclamation point on the series’ incredible run.”
“Psych is one of those rare projects that broke into the cultural mainstream,” added Jeff Wachtel, President and Chief Content Officer, NBCU Cable Entertainment. “Its wild energy, fearless fun and engaging characters delivered an unrivaled series that will continue to be loved by fans for as long as there are ways to watch TV.”
But Psych fans will get an extra-special goodbye via Psych After Show, a one-hour live show in front of a studio audience that will feature a Q&A with Roday and the cast, as well as show creator Steve Franks.
Produced by Wilshire Studios, the after-show will feature favorite clips, audience Q&A and never-before-seen footage.
The final five episodes of the current season will beg airing February 26, right after the 2014 Winter Olympics.