The film previously often known as Psych: The Movie 2 right this moment acquired a new title, a new launch date, and a new launch platform — fairly an thrilling flurry of exercise for a film that is not even out but. Now often known as Psych 2: Lassie Come Home, the film’s vacation launch window has been pushed again to April 2020. Instead of premiering on USA Network, the place Psych ran for eight seasons from 2006 to 2014 (Psych: The Movie additionally premiered there), it’ll flip up on NBC Universal’s deliberate streaming service — though feedback on Twitter from collection star James Roday appeared to recommend that followers would nonetheless have the opportunity to watch the film without spending a dime.
The title, moreover being a play on Lassie Come Home, can be an acknowledgment that within the first Psych film, followers acquired hardly a glimpse of Santa Barbara Police Chief Carlton Lassiter, performed by Lucifer‘s Timothy Omundson. Omundson suffered a stroke not lengthy earlier than manufacturing on the film started, and on this installment, Omundson is again — and he has a message for the stroke: “Suck it.” Fans of Psych will acknowledge that as a widespread operating gag, after all, however greater than that, it carries some emotional weight to see the actor effectively on the best way to restoration. The movie may even probably play to any lingering signs Omundson might need, since his character shall be attacked and left for lifeless in the beginning, presumably limiting the bodily exertion he wants to do in a lot of the film.
The NBC streaming service, known as Peacock, will reportedly host all eight seasons and each films of Psych. Deadline notes that whereas “losing” Psych appears unlucky for USA, it’s troublesome for a conventional, ad-supported broadcast community to flip a revenue on TV films.
Starring James Roday as Shawn Spencer, Dulé Hill as Burton “Gus” Guster, Maggie Lawson as Juliet “Jules” O’Hara, Kirsten Nelson as Karen Vick, Corbin Bernsen as Henry Spencer, and Tim Omundson as Carlton Jebediah Lassiter, the OG crew reunites as soon as once more — this time in Santa Barbara — when Lassie is ambushed on the job and left for lifeless…
In a classic Psych-style Hitchcockian nod, Lassie begins to see unattainable happenings round his restoration clinic. Shawn and Gus return to the Chief’s facet in Santa Barbara and are compelled to navigate the non-public, the skilled, and probably the supernatural. Separated from their new lives in San Francisco, our heroes discover themselves unwelcome of their outdated stomping grounds as they secretly untangle a twisted case with out the good thing about the police, their family members, or the standard sourdough bakeries of the Bay Area. What they uncover will change the course of their relationships endlessly.
Psych: The Movie 2, hailing from Universal Content Productions (UCP) in affiliation with Thruline Entertainment, shall be directed by collection creator Steve Franks, and is co-written by Franks, Roday and Andy Berman. Franks, Chris Henze of Thruline, Roday, and Hill are set to govt produce. Production is ready to start this March in Vancouver, son!