Psych: The Movie Is Finally Premiering, And John Cena Is Involved

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If you've been paying attention to the world of TV and film production, you'll notice one thing that is ruling the day: nostalgia. And because this trend has proven so profitable, just about any popular property feels like it could come back. Now it appears like the cable network USA is going to get in on the action, as they'll be bringing back its long running dramedy Psych. While Season 8 aired in 2014, Psych: The Movie will soon hit the small screen. And as if that new isn't exciting enough, wrestler turned actor John Cena will be reprising his role in the upcoming TV movie.

This news comes to us from New York Comic-Con, where tons of shows and movies announced exciting new updates. Psych was not going to be left out, and the beloved series had a massive panel that actually premiered the first 20 minutes of the upcoming movie. Even better, series star Dulé Hill sent over a video for the crowd, announcing Psych: The Movie's release date: December 7th. The movie will be holiday-themed, making the December release date a smart move for USA.

But the mind blows didn't stop there. It was also revealed that John Cena will play a role in Psych: The Movie. Cena actually guest starred on the original series for one episode, playing Juliet O'Hara (Maggie Lawson)'s brother Ewan. He was the badass superspy that Shawn often pretends to be, and it should be interesting to see how exactly he factors into the film's narrative. Cena wasn't a significant presence in the show's run, but he's since become quite the bankable star.

Series lead James Roday spoke with EW after Psych's exciting NY Comic-Con panel, and teased how important John Cena's role may be in the upcoming TV movie. He said,

He appears as Ewan O'Hara, and he's absolutely pivotal to the trajectory of where this could potentially go.

It looks like John Cena won't just have a bit cameo in Psych: The Movie, but will actually be a major factor into the film's overall storyline. And in the same conversation, Psych creator Steve Franks praised Cena's performance as Ewan. It's apparently so fantastic that the fandom might give their TV a standing ovation.

You will stand up from your couch and just start applauding the moment he comes in, because he's so good.

Bold words, but not out of the question. John Cena has proven his star power as an actor with roles in Trainwreck, Sisters, and Daddy's Home, and it makes sense that the Psych movie might want some extra notoriety by including him. But Psych fans have been following Shawn Spencer's fake powers for a decade, so it should do well either way.

Psych: The Movie will arrive December 7th on USA. In the meantime, check our fall premiere list to plan your next binge watch.

Corey Chichizola
Movies Editor

Corey was born and raised in New Jersey. Graduated with degrees theater and literature from Ramapo College of New Jersey. After working in administrative theater for a year in New York, he started as the Weekend Editor at CinemaBlend. He's since been able to work himself up to reviews, phoners, and press junkets-- and is now able to appear on camera with some of his favorite actors... just not as he would have predicted as a kid. He's particularly proud of covering horror franchises like Scream and Halloween, as well as movie musicals like West Side Story. Favorite interviews include Steven Spielberg, Spike Lee, Jamie Lee Curtis, and more.