In the new golden age of television “The End” is not longer a sign of finality. A series that gets cancelled, can find a second life on another network (Brooklyn Nine-Nine). Shows ending on a cliffhanger or that may have giant following, get mini-series and movies to tie-up loose ends or cash in on a fervent fan base (Breaking Bad, Deadwood, Gilmore Girls). Characters can be transplanted from one property to another, at the drop of a hat (DC’s Legends of Tomorrow). Revivals and reunions happen so regularly now, that people are starting to get annoyed. Which is why it comes as no surprised that today USA Network green-lit Psych: The Movie 2. A TV movie set to bring back stars James Roday, Dulé Hill, Corbin Bernsen, Maggie Lawson and Kristen Nielsen.
The plan is to begin production in March, with a premiere date set later in the year. Series creator (and theme song singer) Steve Franks will handle directing duties. The script is being written by Franks, Roday and Andy Berman. Events this time will be set back in Santa Barbara, after Police Chief Carlton Lassiter is ambushed and left for dead. Here’s the rest of the synopsis, straight from USA:
In a vintage Psych-style Hitchcockian nod, Lassie begins to see impossible happenings around his recovery clinic. Shawn and Gus return to the Chief’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.
The plot of the new film is rather bittersweet and sure to excite longtime fans. For those who don’t know, Omundsun (Supernatural, Galivant) suffered a minor stroke back in 2017. An event which forced the script for the previous movie to be re-written in 48 hours. Though he made a speedy recovery, his participation in was limited to a small, but moving cameo. This will, in effect, make the new outing a family affair in a way, as the show always benefited from a strong sense of community and bonding.
While the regular cast is making a return, there’s no mention yet about possible cameos. After all, Psych is a show that likes to play fast and loose with pop culture references and various celebrities. They went so far as casting Val Kilmer, as character constantly mentioned, but never seen, in the show’s finale, just because they’d joked about the actor for years. Or even including a dream sequence in their musical special, in order to bring back dead fan favorites. Not to mention the hundreds of other people who popped up over the years. It simply wouldn’t have the same feel, if there weren’t several “special guest stars” included.
Are you excited by the prospect of more Psych shenanigans? Have you seen the show before? Any returning or new actors you’d like to see make an appearance? Will the end of the first movie with John Cena be addressed here? Let us know down in the comments. Literally the moment more news on Psych: The Movie 2 becomes available, we’ll up you accordingly. You know that’s right.