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Knives Out, Infocom Games, and L.A. Noire: Rian Johnson on the Inspiration Behind Poker Face

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The new Peacock mystery series Poker Face premieres January 26, and Executive Producer Rian Johnson has revealed which classic video games helped inspire the show and his career in general.

Poker Face stars Natasha Lyonne as Charlie Cale, who travels the country and solves mysteries thanks to her innate ability to tell if someone is lying.

Johnson created the show with Lyonne and serves as both a writer and director of several episodes. Natasha Lyonne stars as Charlie Cale in Peacock's Poker Face.“When I was a teenager, the computer games I was playing were Infocom games.

And those were the text-based adventures like Zork and Planetfall,” Johnson says of a pair of games that contained no graphics or images, just a series of prompts where the player would type in commands to keep the story going. “It would literally just be text,” Johnson says, “and would describe the room.

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