The Psych 2: Lassie Come Home trailer has arrived. We were treated to first-look images last month, but this is the first official footage from the upcoming feature-length follow up to the hit USA series. The show starred James Roday as Shawn Spencer, who poses as a psychic to solve crimes alongside his best friend, Gus, who is played by Dule Hill. Gus and Shawn are up to their old Psych antics again, as shown in the highly anticipated trailer for the movie.
Psych 2: Lassie Come Home starts as Santa Barbara Police Chief Carlton Lassiter (Timothy Omundson) is ambushed on the job and left for dead. In a vintage Psych-style Hitchcockian nod, he begins to see impossible happenings around his recovery clinic. Shawn and Gus return to Lassie's side in Santa Barbara and are forced to navigate the personal, the professional, and possibly the supernatural. As the trailer shows us, things are about to get really weird, especially with the supernatural elements, which will more than likely have a perfectly logical explanation by the end of the movie.
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. While the trailer gives off some weird vibes, it also shows some heart. Showrunner Steve Franks recently talked about Psych 2: Lassie Come Home and had this to say.
"This movie is far more emotional than, I believe, anything that we've done, especially in those scenes with Maggie [Lawson] and Tim. When they were doing the scene, there was not a dry eye in the entire room. It was almost as powerful for us as it was for them."
The Psych 2: Lassie Come Home trailer also teases cameos from Sarah Chalke, Joel McHale, and Allison Miller. McHale is playing a top secret role, which is still a mystery at the moment, even with the trailer giving a tease. Even 2-minutes of footage should give Psych fans something to get excited about, even those of whom who were disappointed by the first movie.
Peacock is aiming to release Psych 2: Lassie Come Home on July 15th, which is only a few weeks away from now. With movie theaters still in limbo, Peacock may have a lot more people checking out the Psych movie on their new platform. The streaming service is pretty lucky that they were able to complete the sequel before everything in Hollywood had to stop, since there are plenty of productions that are still shut down at the moment. You can check out the trailer for Psych 2: Lassie Come Home above, thanks to the Peacock YouTube channel.