After numerous delays and setbacks, USA Networks has officially signed off on Psych: The Movie 2. The two-hour TV special will begin production in Vancouver next month, reports TVLine. Both James Roday and Dule Hill will reprise their roles from the TV series while Timothy Omundson will join after missing the last outing (he had suffered a stroke before filming began).
The official synopsis was provided to TVLine and can be read below:
Santa Barbara Police Chief Carlton Lassiter (Timothy Omundson) is ambushed on the job and left for dead. In a vintage Psych-style Hitchcockian nod, he begins to see impossible happenings around his recovery clinic. Shawn (Roday) and Gus (Hill) return to Lassie’s side in Santa Barbara and are forced to navigate the personal, the professional, and possibly the supernatural. Separated from their new lives in San Francisco, our heroes find themselves unwelcome in their old stomping grounds as they secretly untangle a twisted case without the benefit of the police, their loved ones, or the quality sourdough bakeries of the Bay Area. What they uncover will change the course of their relationships forever.
The special is set to debut on USA later this year. It will be co-written by Roday, Andy Berman, and series creator Steve Franks. Franks will be directing the film while he, Roday, and Hill will assume executive producer roles. As a big fan of Psych, I’m happy the project wasn’t permanently shelved. We could all use a little more pineapple in our lives.