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Zazie Beetz Joins ‘The Twilight Zone’ Reboot

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The latest addition to “The Twilight Zone” is actor Zazie Beetz. CBS All Access confirmed that Beetz will be starring in an upcoming episode of the reboot, which already features an all-star cast.

In addition to Beetz, Betty Gabriel will also appear in the episode. If you want to set a reminder, “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 11th, exclusively for CBS All Access subscribers.

Fans may remember Zazie Beetz best from 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.

As for the show itself, “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 October 2, 1959 on CBS. The series was one of the most popular sci-fi series of its generation, using socially conscious storytelling to explore the human condition and culture of the times. The series ran for five years on CBS, from 1959 to 1964. If you want to stream the original series before the reboot launches, every episode of the original series is available to stream now on CBS All Access.

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