For long-time Psych fans, Christmas just came early as USA Network will be gifting viewers a reunion in the form of a holiday movie. After eight seasons, and more the 120 episodes, the dramedy that centered around a fake psychic detective Shawn Spencer (James Roday) and his best friend turned reluctant partner, Burton “Gus” Guster (Dulé Hill), took a bow after the season 8 finale that aired in the spring of 2014. Though the series concluded with a heartfelt wrap-up to the bromance between Shawn and Gus, it also remained clear that their adventures would continue on, even if not on screen.
Now, three years after the series ended, USA is capturing the spirit of the holidays by bringing the Psych family back together for a two-hour movie event. Titled Psych: The Movie, Psych-os will have much to rejoice, as the movie not only reunites the beloved cast, but will also recapture what made the long-running series such a fan favorite.
According to Variety, the movie will pick up three years after the series finale and will bring the gang back together when a mystery assailant attacks one of their own. Psych: The Movie will be directed by series creator Steve Franks and will be based on a script he co-wrote with Roday. Both Roday and Franks will serve as executive producers alongside Hill, and Chris Henze and Kelly Kulchak of Tagline Pictures. Fans can also look forward to the return of Lassiter (Timothy Omundson), Juliet (Maggie Lawson), Henry (Corbin Bernsen) and Chief Vick (Kirsten Nelson). The movie is set to go into production on May 24.
When the series finale faded to black, Juliet had just accepted Shawn’s marriage proposal before a thief snatched Shawn’s grandmother’s ring right out of his hand, causing the core trio of Gus, Shawn, and Juliet to take off after the thief. With the three year gap between where the series finale and the holiday set movie, it’ll be interesting to see how these characters have fared in the time that’s lapsed. Prior to the final season, fan-favorite couple Juliet and Shawn had quite a rocky road to romance, particularly when Juliet discovered the truth about Shawn’s psychic abilities. It will be interesting to see if they made it to the altar, or if Shawn’s typical immaturity prolonged their happy ending.
The heartbeat of the series is the friendship between Shawn and Gus, however, so we can be sure that their bromance will be front and center in a holiday-themed caper. Not familiar with the series? That’s ok, as the movie will be a self-contained story that will deliver the unique humor that Psych is known for. What exactly this means for the possibility of more Psych remains to be seen, but at least Psych-os are guaranteed one holiday gift this year.
Psych: The Movie will air on USA this December.