When cocktail waitress Charlie Cale flees her casino job, her journey takes her into mysteries across America. Poker Face, starring Natasha Lyonne and created by Rian Johnson, resurrects an earlier generation of television, when shows like Columbo brought a changing cast of guest stars to the airwaves.
Settings on the show range from a Texas barbecue pit to a Tennessee race track, testing the ingenuity of production designer Judy Rhee. Most of Poker Face was shot in the Hudson Valley north of New York City, on a schedule so tight that Rhee’s crews were working on as many as four episodes at a time.
Rhee’s career includes work on shows like Jessica Jones and Better Call Saul, as well as on several features. She spoke with Below the Line via Zoom.