Psych is officially getting another movie, and it will air on the USA network. After running for eight seasons on USA, Psych aired its series finale in 2014. However, the adventures of the phony psychic turned investigator continued with the TV movie Psych: The Movie, which brought back all of the key players from the show's cast and crew. Now, it's been confirmed that USA has ordered Psych: The Movie 2, intending to air it on the network later this year. As with the previous movie, all of the main cast members will be back to reprise their roles. Additionally, a synopsis released for the movie gives Psych fans (dubbed "Psych-Os") an idea of what to expect from the follow-up.
"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 (Roday) and Gus (Hill) return to Lassie'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."
First debuting in 2006, Psych is created by Steve Franks. It starred James Roday as Shawn Spencer, a man so observant and intelligent he can virtually solve any crime with ease. Because he practically seems psychic, Shawn embraced the gimmick by acting the part, working on cases with police officers who genuinely believe him to be a psychic. Dule Hill co-starred as Shawn's best friend and business partner, Gus Guster, who's one of the very few to know about Shawn's secret. The show quickly gained a cult following and proved to be a massive hit, ultimately running for eight seasons and airing a musical special before finally ending in 2014.
Psych-Os were able to rejoice when USA ordered the series to continue with Psych: The Movie in 2017. Ensuring that it would be done right, production only took place after all of the key talent involved could be signed on. The movie was directed by Franks, who co-wrote the script with Roday. In addition to Roday and Hill returning, series regulars Timothy Omundson, Maggie Lawson, Kirsten Nelson, and Corbin Bernsen also reprised their roles. Some major guest stars, such as John Cena and Ralph Macchio, also came back to appear as characters they portrayed on the TV series.
Franks has previously expressed his desire to create many more Psych movie sequels. After the first movie, the series creator said he'd love to make five more movies set in the Psych universe. Because fans were satisfied with the first movie, and if the sequel turns out to be a hit with the crowd as well, then it seems likely USA will bring Franks and friends back for more TV movies to air on the network.
The two-hour sequel will premiere on US sometime this year, with an official release date yet to be revealed. Along with Franks, Roday, and Hill, Chris Henze will be executive producing. This information comes to us from TVLine.