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Chris O’Dowd Joins ‘The Twilight Zone’ Reboot

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CBS has added another name to “The Twilight Zone” reboot, confirming that Chris O’Dowd will be appearing in an episode. O’Dowd will star in the episode titled “The Blue Scorpion,” written by Glen Morgan, which will also feature Amy Landecker. He earned a Tony nomination for his performance in “Of Mice and Men.”

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.”

If you’re a fan of Chris O’Dowd, you probably remember him from his wonderful role of Roy in “The IT Crowd,” but 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.”

Chris O’Dowd also lent his voice as an animated character in the recent “Mary Poppins Returns” and “Epic.” Another hit of O’Dowd is “Moone Boy,” which he also wrote and directed.

If you haven’t set a reminder yet, “The Twilight Zone” will debut with two episodes on April 1st. 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.

O’Dowd joins 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.

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