Another Psych Movie? Here's What Lead James Roday Says

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Fans are eager for the sequel to the first Psych movie. Last month, production hit a bit of a delay before it even began. Due to the happily busy schedules of Psych leads James Roday and Dulé Hill, production on the movie has been pushed. Hill is busy with the latest season of USA's Suits, while Roday has the new ABC drama A Million Little Things. So, what are James Roday's thoughts about finding time to film the latest Psych movie? Here's what Roday had to say:

We'll figure out a way to do it. All the pieces are still there, and everyone wants to do it. We gotta ask Tim Omundson back, but we'll figure it out.

It is not every day that you get such an encouraging update on the progress of a sequel. And James Roday certainly delivered an uplifting take on the movie's future. Roday gave the hopeful update at the Television Critics Association press tour. And that is not the only Psych-related tidbit he shared. Roday also revealed to Deadline that he is working on the script for the sequel. As Psych fans are likely to recall, Roday co-wrote the first movie.

That's the kind of news that helps fan know that there will be creative continuity. There is nothing worse than losing that when it comes to sequels. Furthermore, James Roday's mention of Tim Omundson falls in line with word that Omundson's Carlton "Lassie" Lassiter would be back with a prominent role in the Psych movie sequel. Something tells me that Roday's heartening update on getting the second movie up and running will be met with delighted reaction from fans.

While it is currently unclear when production on the sequel will move forward, suffice it to say all parties want to make it happen. The value of that cannot be underestimated. It is unfortunate that Psych fans' wait has been extended for an indefinite period, but there is something to be said for savoring the anticipation.

Plus, it means the Psych's leads are in-demand. And Dulé Hill and James Roday are not the only ones. Maggie Lawson just booked a recurring role on the third season of Fox's Lethal Weapon. So the good news is a lot of Psych stars are on television.

"Psych-Os" are used to flexing their patience muscles. They had to wait three years for the first movie, which premiered in December 2017. The beloved series ended in 2014. Here's hoping the Psych sequel will arrive in a shorter span of time than the wait between the series finale and the first movie. Fans are ready to see Shawn and Gus take on their next mystery with Lassie and Juliet along for the ride.

Stay tuned for CinemaBlend for updates on the Psych movie. You can catch James Roday in A Million Little Things when it premieres Wednesday, September 26 on ABC. For new television shows set to arrive this fall, check out CinemaBlend's guide to TV's fall premieres. To find out what else is in store for ABC's fall slate, check out the network's fall schedule.

Britt Lawrence

Like a contented Hallmark movie character, Britt happily lives in the same city she grew up in. Along with movies and television, she is passionate about competitive figure skating. She has been writing about entertainment for 5 years, and as you may suspect, still finds it as entertaining to do as when she began.