Six years after Psych finished its eight-season run on USA and three years after Psych: The Movie brought back our favourites and our top choices for a brand new adventure, the Psych-Os are gearing up to return again in Psych 2: Lassie Come Home.
PSYCH’s sequel is atlast dropping this mid year on streaming stage Peacock.The movie will find James Roday and Dulé Hill repeating their roles as Shawn and Gus, respectively, alongside a large number of other returning Psych favourites. Joel McHale’s puzzling Psych role is finally revealed in a recently released sneak peek at the comedy’s second made-for-TV film.
Peacock on Sunday, 7 June 2020, released the initial four minutes of Psych 2: Lassie Come Home (debuting on Wednesday, 15 July 2020), which uncovers that the Community grad (and real-life BFF to Timothy Omundson) John McHale is playing none other than, Lassiter’s father.
The team asked Maggie Lawson (who plays Juliet) to contact McHale to check whether he’d be happy to join the PSYCH world. She remembered that as she reached out to Joel, and he immediately responded to say he was in. “He said he would. He was honoured in every way and loves the show, but Tim means so much to him and he was just in.” Lawson recalled.
McHale is first found in a flashback with a young Carlton, as father and son appreciate some quality time in the wild. Soon enough, the senior Lassiter vanishes and we cut to the present day, where the Santa Barbara police chief finds himself in a bad situation.
As recently revealed by the official logline, Psych 2 discovers Lassiter trapped at work and left for dead, after which, in a Psych-style Hitchcockian nod, he starts to see impossible happenings around his recovery center. As Shawn and Gus come back to Lassie’s side, they are compelled to explore the personal, the professional… and potentially the supernatural.
There are conceivably more sequels in the works. The creator of Psych, Steve Franks, uncovered to TV guide in 2017 that when he pitched the main film, he already was wanting to do an additional of five movies.
One can only hope for it.