The trailer opens with Adrien Brody’s character appearing to be a catalyzing agent for the show’s lead, Charlie Cale (played by Natasha Lyonne). “I only know if something is a lie,” says Cale, believed to be an experienced poker player with a supernatural ability to read her opponents. “The real trick is figuring out why?” (a philosophy pleasantly reminiscent of Fox’s “Lie to Me”). We then see some quick shots of actors on the show, including Dasha Polanco and Ron Perlman.
Get Out’s Lil Rey Howery gets quite a bit of screen time in the short teaser as a suspiciously dismissive Southerner with a working shotgun on the wall. A quick shot of a blade is shown before Joseph Gordon-Levitt holds up his hands in surrender against a snowy landscape. A woman is seemingly mortally wounded as she falls, although it’s too quick to tell exactly who it is – her voice and hair are similar to Jameela Jamil’s, but it’s impossible to tell for sure. Tim Meadows – who appears to be wearing some kind of uniform – looks on in horror. Already delivering the kind of mysterious thrills audiences have come to expect and enjoy from his Knives Out series, this fast-paced first look at Johnson’s new series proves that Johnson is far from done with the genre.