CBS All Access is not done bringing people into the Fifth Dimension, adding Zazie Beetz and Betty Gabriel to Jordan Peele’s reboot of “The Twilight Zone.”
The anthology series will launch its first two episodes on April 1, with new installments to be released available weekly on Thursdays, beginning April 11. Peele is executive producing and hosting the series, stepping into the role that original series creator and narrator Rod Serling made famous. You can get a taste of what Peele’s narration will sound like here and watch the trailer here.
Beetz is known for her roles as Vanessa in FX’s “Atlanta” opposite Donald Glover and as Domino in 20th Century Fox’s “Deadpool 2.” Gabriel, meanwhile, is best known as the housekeeper Georgina in Peele’s breakout debut film, “Get Out.”
The anthology series’ previously-revealed cast members include 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.