Chris O’Dowd will be moving into a land of both shadow and substance in The Twilight Zone. O’Dowd will star in the episode titled “The Blue Scorpion,” written by Glen Morgan, which will also feature Amy Landecker.
Chris O’Dowd is a Tony Award-nominated actor who currently stars in the EPIX series Get Shorty and will also be seen in Sundance TV’s upcoming State of the Union. His film credits include Bridesmaids, Molly’s Game, Juliet, Naked, The Cloverfield Paradox, The Incredible Jessica James, Loving Vincent, The Sapphires, Ms. Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children, The Program, St. Vincent, Cuban Fury, Calvary, Thor: The Dark World, This Is 40, Friends with Kids, Dinner for Schmucks, Gulliver’s Travels, Fox, The Boat that Rocked, Frequently Asked Questions About Time Travel and Festival. He also lent his voice as an animated character in the recent Mary Poppins Returns and Epic.
His TV credits include The IT Crowd, Girls, Family Tree, Crimson Petal and the White and Moone Boy, which he also wrote and directed. He earned a Tony nomination for his performance in Of Mice and Men.
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.
Previously announced cast for the series includes host and narrator Jordan Peele, as well as Ike Barinholtz, Zazie Beetz, John Cho, Taissa Farmiga, Betty Gabriel, 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.