Welcome news for fans of Psych is a new trailer (below) for the second sequel to a sequel, Psych 3: This is Gus. It looks even more like the series than last year’s fun drama we first discussed here at borg, Psych 2: Lassie Come Home (the first new original movie to premiere on NBC’s Peacock streaming service), and Psych 3 will also premiere on Peacock–in a few weeks. The movie, the third of six sequels that creator/showrunner Steve Franks said he plans to make, switches focus from Timothy Omundson′s character Lassiter aka Lassie to Dulé Hill′s Burton Guster, aka Ovaltine Jenkins aka Hollabackatcha aka Domo Arigato, etc., whose new wife has some secrets for Team Psych to uncover. Best of all, the movie is less than a month away. Who doesn’t need a good laugh? Everyone is back: James Roday, Dulé Hill, Maggie Lawson, Kirsten Nelson, Kurt Fuller, and Corbin Bernsen, and, of course, Tears for Fears′ own Curt Smith.
The second movie was a love letter to fans of the series, a lift-up of spirit for the fighting spirit of Lassie after his stroke, both behind and in front of the camera. It also allowed the writers to take their gloves off and allow Shawn and Gus to be… more… cable TV in their humor (it’s the only part that seemed a bit clunky). Joel McHale even made an appearance as Lassie’s dad (does that make Stargirl and Lassie siblings? Hrm. Nevermind).
While you’re waiting for Psych 3, read Psych’s Guide to Crime Fighting for the Totally Unqualified (reviewed here) and check out the first movie, Psych: The Movie and second movie Psych 2: Lassie Come Home. And of course, the series that is one of the best comedies of the decade, Psych.
Wait no longer. Here’s the trailer for Psych 3: This is Gus:
Peacock is proving to be the best streaming service since Netflix, and it’s free. Look for Psych 3: This is Gus premiering on Peacock in a few short weeks, November 18, 2021.
C.J. Bunce / Editor / borg