Seven years ago, the USA network official ended an impressive eight-year run for the unexpected hit comedic procedural show Psych.
Featuring the talents of James Roday Rodriguez from A Million Little Things and Dulé Hill of The Wonder Years, Psych built up a loyal and rabid fan base that simply can’t get enough of duo’s Santa Barbara-based shenanigans, malarkey, and tomfoolery.
With 121 episodes under their belt from 2006 to 2014, Rodriguez and HIll teamed up with all-star castmates like Maggie Lawson (Juliet O’Hara) and Timothy Omundson (Carlton Lassiter) to give fans a unique detective show full of laughs, love, and obscure more ’80s references than you could fit in a Val Kilmer collectible set. Thanks to the show’s overwhelming popularity among the fan base, who affectionately refer to themselves as “Psych-os,” the story didn’t end after its Season 8 finale aired to the world.
Psych 3 At A Peacock Near You
The USA Network, and subsequentially the Peacock streaming network, played hosts to two full-length feature films titled Psych: The Movie and Psych 2: Lassie Come Home. Continuing the trend set in the original series by featuring A-list guest stars such as Shazam!‘s Zachary Levi as the Thin White Duke and Community‘s Joel McHale as Carlton Lassiter’s deceased father, the two movies seamlessly continued the story set into motion 15 years ago while adding a new twist to push the story forward and keep fans cheering.
Show creator Steve Franks has continually expressed that he has enough material to deliver as many as six Psych movies if the opportunity is there, which has now manifested in a threequel set for imminent release, the third movie in four years. Now, thanks to the crew’s latest public get-together, fans now have their first glimpse into what exactly to expect, pineapples and all!
During the Psych panel at New York Comic-Con, the team revealed that Psych 3: This Is Gus will officially begin streaming on Peacock on November 18, 2021. Additionally, the team released a full two-minute trailer for the new movie, which can be seen below!
With every single major player that built the show making an appearance in this film, Psych may be in for one of its best outings ever if this new trailer is any indication of what will come in the full movie.
Shawn Spencer and Burton Guster are as quick-witted as ever right from the trailer’s opening moments referring to each other as “Birdindahand Andabush” and “Potential Spam,” continuing the long-running joke of giving each other ridiculous aliases along the lines of “Hollabackatcha” and “Sh’Dynasty.” Set to the classic Huey Lewis & the News song “Power Of Love,” the fake psychic detective and his pharmaceutical salesman partner are clearly in for the mission of their lives: getting Burton Guster married!
Starting off with Shawn and Gus still in their two-wheeled student vehicle they stole in the Season 8 finale, Gus gives a call to past guest star and Tears for Fears legend Curt Smith and asks him to play his wedding. Even after appearing in three episodes and performing a variant of the theme song, Smith quickly hangs up on Gus during their conversation.
The main plot then reveals itself as the two best friends go off on an epic quest to figure out the real identity and story behind Gus’s soon-to-be wife and baby mama Selene, played by Hill’s real-life wife Jasmyn Simon. Going to various people to work through this mystery, even throwing out a Prince tribute along the way, this is sure to be one of the most emotionally challenging challenges both of them have had to go through.
Continuing to play off past tropes the show used in its core USA run and both previous movies, we get Shawn and Jules referencing James Spader in the 1986 classic Pretty In Pink before Shawn and Gus vehemently tell each other to “Suck It,” a trend that started as early as Season 4. This precedes shots of an incredibly dapper-looking Chief Lassie, Junior Detective Buzz McNab, Henry Spencer, and the rest of the core cast that pushed the show toward everything it accomplished.
Our final scenes show Shawn and Gus getting fitted likely for their wedding tuxedoes, although both of them are adorned in only their dress shirts, coats, and boxers while the tailor says they made this choice themselves. This concludes after the title card with a woman asking Shawn and Gus about the Peacock app in a blatant round of product placement for the movie’s streaming home, although they both conclude that “she’s making that up.”
Filled with laughs and nods to classic Psych-isms and catchphrases alike, this threequel looks to be potentially the best movie yet as it takes everything that came before it and takes things to a whole new level of insanity. Psych-os worldwide are celebrating this highly entertaining new round of footage and counting down the days until the psychic detective agency and its associate make their glorious return.
Psych 3: This Is Gus will begin streaming on Peacock on November 18, 2021. What was your favorite part of the trailer? Who really is Selene? What kind of trouble will Shawn and Gus get into in this new story?
Source: The Wrap