It’s finally happening Psych fans – Psych: The Movie is upon us! Sure, we have to wait until December to actually watch the whole thing, but luckily the cast and crew had their very own panel at SDCC and gave us all of the insight and details we could possibly need to hold us over until its premiere. They even showed the first 8 minutes of the movie and dropped a teaser trailer (more on that later!).
The panel featured some of your favorite Psych faces, James Roday, Dulé Hill, Maggie Lawson, Kirsten Nelson and Corbin Bernson were all there along with creator Steve Franks and executive producers Chris Henze and Kelly Kulchak. Tim Omundson, who played Detective Lassiter sadly suffered a stroke before production began and wasn’t able to make the panel, but that didn’t stop them from recording a video of the crowd shouting, “Suck it, Tim!” to send their love.
Let’s dive into the details, shall we?
1. The First 8 minutes
We already know that the movie will follow Shawn and Gus as they face the Thin White Duke, who will be played by Zachary Levi (Chuck), but the lucky attendees got to see a little more than just that as Franks brought along the first 8 minutes of the film.
While the preview will not be available to anyone outside of that lucky panel room, Time Magazine offered a brief summary of what was shown: “At the beginning of the movie, Shawn Spencer (James Roday) is up to his old tricks. He’s skulking around a dock in San Francisco looking for some stolen jewelry. He’s wearing fake hair and a beard reminiscent of Harry Potter’s Hagrid. When one of the bad guys rips off the fake beard, it reveals another beard underneath. Eventually, as Shawn tries to escape, he takes refuge in the office of his best friend Gus (Dulé Hill), stealing Gus’ sandwich while he intervenes with the bad guys.”
2. The movie will definitely start in San Francisco
Franks was always a man of detail, so he made sure that for continuity purposes that show would take place exactly where the finale left off – with everyone in San Francisco.
3. Gus has grown a lovely beard and has another job
Hill who played the lovable Gus has really settled into San Francisco life. Northern California has relaxed him so much that he’s even grown a beard! Hill also talked about how it only took Gus about 11 days to find a new job in San Fran but said that Gus wouldn’t hesitate for a second to get back into the ring with Shawn if he needed him, which obviously is going to happen.
4. Remember that epic musical episode? There may be some singing in the movie!
When news broke that Zachary Levi was joining the cast it definitely got some people wondering if there was going to be any singing. I mean, have you seen Tangled? Franks answered the fan question by saying, “I will say that more than one person on this panel might do a little singing.”
What even is Psych without a mention of pineapples. The show was notorious for hiding pineapples in every episode so of course that came up in the panel. In the movie though, Franks said to look out for a pineapple that references a very specific pineapple from the series. So, go ahead and start your binge-watching refresher course!
6. There could be more than one movie
Franks said he would like to make six Psych movies about detective duo if he can, which sounds like an amazing idea so tell everyone you know to watch it.
7. The teaser trailer
They also released a hilarious teaser trailer which shows Shawn and Gus talking about the new Psych movie before realizing that they have to get back into Pysch shape. Watch them try to get back into character and remember the proper way to deliver their catchphrases. If this doesn’t get you excited then nothing will!
Psych: The Movie will premiere on USA this December.
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