“Psych: The Movie” is Getting a Sequel at USA Network

Dulé Hill in "Psych: The Movie" (2017)

Psych: The Movie is getting a sequel. According to Variety, USA Network officially greenlit the follow-up which will further expand the story of their hit detective comedy-drama series Psych. The production will start in March 2019, while the premiere date is set for late 2019.

Created by Steve Franks, Psych premiered in 2006 and followed Shawn Spencer, a man who uses his “heightened observational skills” to solve crime cases while claiming he has psychic abilities. The show ran for eight seasons before wrapping up in 2014. Psych: The Movie was released in 2017, continuing the story of the show and receiving high praise from the critics.

The sequel will see the stars from the original – James Roday, Dulé Hill, Maggie Lawson, Kirsten Nelson, Corbin Bernsen, and Tim Omundson – all making a return with Franks both directing and writing.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Psych: The Movie 2 will see “the characters returning to Santa Barbara to help Lassiter (Omundson), the city’s police chief, after he is shot and left for dead. In a Psych-style nod to Hitchcock, Lassiter starts seeing impossible things happening around the clinic where he’s recovering. Shawn(Roday) and Gus (Hill) find themselves unwelcome in their old stomping grounds and try to untangle the case without the help of police, their loved ones or the quality sourdough bakeries they’re used to in the Bay Area. What they uncover could change the course of their relationships forever.”