No need to hear this news both ways. After USA’s Psych returned from the small-screen graveyard in 2017 with the very enjoyable Psych: The Movie, the network confirmed today that a sequel will begin filming next month for an intended late 2019 release. Bringing back your faves James Roday, Dulé Hill, Maggie Lawson, Kirsten Nelson, Corbin Bernsen, and Timothy Omundson, Psych: The Movie 2, described as a “vintage Psych-style Hitchcockian nod,” will find the gang back in Santa Barbara after Lassiter is brutally ambushed on the job and left for dead. Forced to convalesce at a recovery clinic, he then begins to see “impossible happenings” as Shawn and Gus navigate “the personal, the professional, and possibly the supernatural” that surround the case. However, it may prove more difficult to solve than expected, as they find themselves “unwelcome in their old stomping grounds as they secretly untangle a twisted case without the benefit of the police and their loved ones.” Roday, creator Steve Franks, and Andy Berman penned the script.
This will be the first Psych movie to feature Omundson in a leading capacity, owing to an unexpected stroke he suffered, days before Psych: The Movie’s filming began, that forced the creative team to rewrite the entire script in 48 hours. (He would eventually appear in a very brief cameo role.) “Tim’s energy and spirit were definitely guiding our hands, because it was unfortunate and we had no time to do it. It was a magic trick that we somehow pulled off with a higher power and Tim’s spirit,” Roday told us at the time about the rewrites. “I gotta say, I’m not going to pull any punches, but I do think we were guided by a greater power.” Welcome back, Lassy!