Get Out director Jordan Peele’s highly-anticipated follow-up to his Oscar-winning horror movie, Us, is due out in just a couple of weeks. But the busy filmmaker is making another foray into the world of horror with his reboot of the hit anthology series The Twilight Zone, due…just after that. And, in keeping with Peele’s skill for casting great actors, his cast-list is swelling to epic proportions.
The Peele produced and hosted Twilight Zone reboot drops on CBS All Access on April 1st with two brand-new episodes right off the bat. Details are scant about both, naturally, but the cast is loaded with big name stars including Taissa Farmiga, Seth Rogen, Greg Kinnear, Kumail Nanjiani, Adam Scott, Jessica Williams, Ike Barinholtz, and Steven Yeun.
Now, Deadline reports that joining them will be Get Out‘s own Betty Gabriel and Deadpool 2 breakout Zazie Beatz. Both are slated to appear in an early episode of the rebooted series, which is being produced by CBS Television Studios alongside Peele’s Monkeypaw Productions and Simon Kinberg’s Genre Films.
The original Twilight Zone, created and hosted by Rod Serling, ran on CBS from 1959 to 1964, comprising a 156 episode run. The hit show, a mixture of fantasy, sci-fi, and horror, featured Serling essentially playing its mascot as the executive producer and writer of the majority of episodes. Peele will be stepping into his shoes introducing each episode and, reportedly, delivering monologues at the close too.
Little is known about the mysterious series as of yet, but suffice to say with Peele helming the thing and a whole host of interesting actors set to feature, our interest has been suitably piqued. Stay tuned to the site for more info on the show in the coming weeks.