Brush up on your quippy, pop culture references and find those pineapples, because Psych: The Movie is hitting the small screen this Christmas! The Psych panel at SDCC this year gifted their fans with an awesome pineapple pin and also thanked them profusely for supporting Psych, which made the movie possible.
Before the cast and crew jumped into talking about what their characters were up to, they played a four-minute video of Shawn and Gus practicing their moves and getting back into their psychic groove.
Creator Steve Franks, and executive producers Chris Henze and Kelly Kulchak, along with James Roday, Dule Hill, Maggie Lawson, Kirsten Nelson, and Corbin Bernsen attended the panel. The one and only Jimmi Simpson moderated.
The panel opened with the cast requesting the audience to make a video for Timothy Omundson, who was unable to attend the SDCC panel due to suffering from a stroke earlier this year. The panel seamlessly transitioned to poking fun at Jimmi Simpson for moderating a panel for a show that he died in, which lead to some fun movie spoilers:
- Jimmi Simpson will reprise his role as Mary Lightly.
- The movie will take place in San Francisco.
- Steve Franks wrote a joke that no one on the cast understood.
- Gus is working at a pharmaceutical firm, but won’t take long to get back into the swing of things.
- Per Corbin Bernsen, Henry 2.0 is a new and better version of Henry and fans will be pleasantly surprised.
- The panel gifted fans with the first eight minutes of footage.
- The first eight action packed minutes had Shawn dressed as Hagrid and using a beard to zip line away from jewel thieves.
- There will be hidden pineapples through out the movie, so keep an eye out!
The panel concluded in true Psych fashion with Steve Franks teasing that he had at least another three movies planned. Steve, Chris Henze, and Kelly Kulchak also shared a fun anecdote about how James Roday auditioned for Shawn Spencer and the minute he walked in they knew that was their Shawn Spencer.
The panel concluded with cast and audience participating in the opening credit sing-a-long. All in all, it was a great reunion panel, and despite the few year hiatus, we are incredibly excited for Psych: The Movie!