USA has finally given the go-ahead to a second “Psych” movie, with all of the original cast members on board to return.
“Psych: The Movie 2” is slated for a “late 2019” premiere, the network announced on Thursday, with James Roday, Dulé Hill, Maggie Lawson, Kirsten Nelson, Corbin Bernsen and Tim Omundson all set to return.
A follow-up to 2017’s “Psych: The Movie,” itself a follow-up to the detective dramedy that ran for eight seasons on USA, the new film will pick up after Santa Barbara Police Chief Carlton Lassiter (Omundson) is ambushed on the job and left for dead. In what’s described as “a vintage ‘Psych’-style Hitchcockian nod,” he begins to see impossible happenings around his recovery clinic.
Per the network, “Shawn (Roday) and Gus (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, our heroes 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.”
Production on the new film is set to begin in March, following scheduling delays caused by Roday’s role on ABC’s freshman drama “A Million Little Things” and Hill’s role on the final season of “Suits.”
Series creator Steve Franks will direct the film, which he co-wrote with Roday and Andy Berman. Franks, Chris Henze of Thruline Entertainment, Roday and Hill are executive producers.
TV Line first reported the news of the second film.