Less than two weeks before its debut on CBS All Access, “The Twilight Zone” is still bringing more people into the fifth dimension.
Chris O’Dowd will star in an episode titled “The Blue Scorpion,” which also features Amy Landecker. That episode is written by Glen Morgan, who serves as showrunner on the Jordan Peele-led reboot.
The anthology series will launch its first two episodes on April 1, with new installments to be released available weekly on Thursdays, beginning April 1. Peele is executive producing and hosting the series, stepping into the role that original series creator and narrator Rod Serling made famous.
The anthology series’ previously-revealed cast members include Zazie Beetz, Betty Gabriel, Seth Rogen, Ginnifer Goodwin, Tracy Morgan, Ike Barinholtz, John Cho, Lucinda Dryzek, Taissa Farmiga, Greg Kinnear, Luke Kirby, Sanaa Lathan, Kumail Nanjiani, Adam Scott, Rhea Seehorn, Allison Tolman, Jacob Tremblay, Jefferson White, Jonathan Whitesell, Jessica Williams, DeWanda Wise and Steven Yeun.
“The Twilight Zone” is produced by CBS Television Studios in association with Peele’s Monkeypaw Productions and Simon Kinberg’s Genre Films. Peele and Kinberg serve as executive producers along with Win Rosenfeld, Audrey Chon, Carol Serling, Rick Berg and Greg Yaitanes.
Serling created the original series, which ran for 80 episodes from 1959 to 1964, and used socially-conscious storytelling to explore the human condition and culture of the times. There have been two prior revivals of the classic series. The first reboot aired for 110 episodes on CBS starting in 1985, and a second version, with Forest Whitaker as narrator, ran for 43 episodes on UPN in the early 2000s.
O’Dowd currently stars on Epix’s “Get Shorty” and SundaceTV’s upcoming “State of the Union.”