Witness if you will, Zazie Beetz starring in an upcoming episode of The Twilight Zone. In addition to Beetz, Betty Gabriel will also appear in the episode. The Twilight Zone will debut with two episodes on Monday, April 1. Following the series premiere, new episodes of the anthology series will be available on demand weekly on Thursdays beginning April 11, exclusively for CBS All Access subscribers.
Zazie Beetz is best known for her co-lead role as Donald Glover’s on-and-off girlfriend Vanessa on FX’s Atlanta, for which she earned an Emmy nomination. She recently wrapped production in the upcoming DC thriller Joker alongside Joaquin Phoenix and Robert de Niro, slated for a fall 2019 release. Beetz will next be seen in the thriller Wounds opposite Armie Hammer, which Annapurna premiered at the 2019 Sundance Film Festival. Her recent film credits include High Flying Bird, Deadpool 2, Slice and Sollers Point.
Betty Gabriel is perhaps best known for her role as the housekeeper Georgina in Jordan Peele’s Academy Award-winning film Get Out. She also had roles in Experimenter and Purge: Election Year. Other film credits include Upgrade, Unfriended: Dark Web and Human Capital. On television, she had recurring guest roles on Good Girls Revolt and Westworld and was a series regular opposite J.K. Simmons in Starz’s Counterpart.
Previously announced cast for the series includes host and narrator Jordan Peele, as well as Ike Barinholtz, John Cho, Taissa Farmiga, Ginnifer Goodwin, Greg Kinnear, Luke Kirby, Sanaa Lathan, Kumail Nanjiani, Seth Rogen, Adam Scott, Rhea Seehorn, Alison Tolman, Jacob Tremblay, Jessica Williams, DeWanda Wise and Steven Yeun.
The Twilight Zone is produced by CBS Television Studios in association with Jordan Peele’s Monkeypaw Productions and Simon Kinberg’s Genre Films. Jordan Peele and Simon Kinberg serve as executive producers along with Win Rosenfeld, Audrey Chon, Glen Morgan, Carol Serling, Rick Berg and Greg Yaitanes.
The original The Twilight Zone premiered on Oct. 2, 1959 on CBS. The series took viewers to another dimension, a dimension not only of sight and sound, but of mind. The Twilight Zone became a worldwide phenomenon as it used socially conscious storytelling to explore the human condition and culture of the times. It was a journey into a wondrous land of imagination for five years on CBS, from 1959 to 1964. The godfather of sci-fi series, the show explored humanity’s hopes, despairs, prides and prejudices in metaphoric ways conventional dramas could not. Every episode of the original series is available to stream now on CBS All Access.