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‘Twilight Zone’ Conjures Classic Magic With 21st Century Twist – The Contenders Emmys

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When television viewers tuned in to CBS in October 1959 to watch a new series called The Twilight Zone, they heard Rod Serling describe the show’s namesake territory as a dimension as “vast as space and as timeless as infinity.” That sounds like good news for the high-profile CBS All Access revival of the brand (since it suggests boundless story terrain). But it’s also a reminder that Serling’s original franchise casts a colossal shadow that can easily swallow up anything that ventures too close.

Those opportunities and that challenge were undercurrent topics of The Twilight Zone panel on Sunday at Deadline’s Contenders Emmys at the Paramount Theater on the studio’s lot. The panel brought together executive producer Simon Kinberg and two Season 1 guest stars Adam Scott and Sanaa Latham, as well as Deadline’s Dominic Patten, who handled the moderator duties.

“We approach everything from a story first standpoint…
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Buchwald Expands Executive Roster With 2 Key Hires

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Buchwald is bolstering its executive ranks with two key hires.

In a further expansion of the agency’s Los Angeles office, Buchwald has hired Matt Nordsten, formerly with CAA, to run the Intellectual Properties division.

Nordsten moves to Buchwald after five years at CAA, where he worked in the television literary space. During his stint there, Nordsten developed such shows as the Untitled Frederic Bourdin Project, which sold to eOne and Hulu as a pilot penalty with Greg Yaitanes set as showrunner. He also played a major role in setting up The Walking Dead creator Robert Kirkman’s series 5 Year.

At Buchwald, Nordsten will work alongside both the literary and talent divisions to further existing content and ideas in film, television, digital and other emerging platforms.

“Matt brings an expertise cultivating IP both domestically and internationally,” said Ryan Martin, recent bolster to the Buchwald ranks. “He will be creating amazing
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‘Twilight Zone’ Reboot Fails to Find a New Dimension

‘Twilight Zone’ Reboot Fails to Find a New Dimension
Jordan Peele is very much the man of the moment in pop culture. His latest movie, Us, is turning out to be as big a phenomenon as his Oscar-winning debut film, Get Out. Both have attracted audiences in droves to original, non-franchise concepts, which the movie industry keeps claiming isn’t possible anymore. His production company is churning out tons of high-profile projects (including another recent Oscar winner, BlacKkKlansman) and he’s gracing magazine covers. Heck, Peele and former comedy partner Keegan-Michael Key have even gotten the biggest laughs of
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‘The Twilight Zone’: A Viewer’s Guide to Jordan Peele’s CBS All Access Reboot, Episode by Episode

‘The Twilight Zone’: A Viewer’s Guide to Jordan Peele’s CBS All Access Reboot, Episode by Episode
The signpost ahead reads “The Twilight Zone,” ushering viewers to a realm that at once feels familiar and yet is almost entirely new. Executive producers Jordan Peele and Simon Kinberg have reimagined Rod Serling’s classic horror/science-fiction/fantasy series from the ‘60s for a whole new generation.

At an event in Hollywood this year, Kinberg revealed why it was the perfect time to bring back the show. “I think the world all of a sudden was in desperate need of ‘The Twilight Zone,’” he said. ‘If you said three, four years ago that like a reality star who had no political experience will be the leader of the free world with access to the nuclear button, you think that’s a crazy ‘Twilight Zone’ episode.”

Kinberg also said that the vision Peele and CBS All Access had meshed with how to tell stories while pushing it to the limits.
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‘The Twilight Zone’ Premiere Trailer: Kumail Nanjiani Cracks Jokes, and Adam Scott Channels Shatner – Watch

‘The Twilight Zone’ Premiere Trailer: Kumail Nanjiani Cracks Jokes, and Adam Scott Channels Shatner – Watch
What price fame? Kumail Nanjiani is about to find out when he steps onto the stage of “The Twilight Zone.” CBS All Access revealed the trailer for the first two episodes of its anthology series reboot on Monday.

In the trailer below, Nanjiani plays the titular standup comedian Samir Wassan who frequents a little comedy club called Eddies (as in eddies of water perhaps). He’s struggling to find his voice when a mysterious man played by Tracy Morgan appears and seems to offer him the answer to his dreams. Sounds too good to be true? Of course! When one fan says that Samir “totally killed it,” it’s a foreboding sign of what’s in store for Samir and his ambitions. This is “The Twilight Zone” after all where twists are commonplace and human frailty is spotlighted and found wanting.

The episode, written by Alex Rubens, will be one
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‘Twilight Zone': Chris O’Dowd Latest to Join Jordan Peele-Led Reboot

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Less than two weeks before its debut on CBS All Access, “The Twilight Zone” is still bringing more people into the fifth dimension.

Chris O’Dowd will star in an episode titled “The Blue Scorpion,” which also features Amy Landecker. That episode is written by Glen Morgan, who serves as showrunner on the Jordan Peele-led reboot.

The anthology series will launch its first two episodes on April 1, with new installments to be released available weekly on Thursdays, beginning April 1. Peele is executive producing and hosting the series, stepping into the role that original series creator and narrator Rod Serling made famous.

Also Read: 'Twilight Zone' Trailer: See Adam Scott, Sanaa Lathan and Tracy Morgan Enter the Fifth Dimension (Video)

You can get a taste of what Peele’s narration will sound like here and watch the trailer here.

The anthology series’ previously-revealed cast members include Zazie Beetz, Betty Gabriel,
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‘Twilight Zone': Zazie Beetz and Betty Gabriel Latest to Enter the Fifth Dimension

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CBS All Access is not done bringing people into the Fifth Dimension, adding Zazie Beetz and Betty Gabriel to Jordan Peele’s reboot of “The Twilight Zone.”

The anthology series will launch its first two episodes on April 1, with new installments to be released available weekly on Thursdays, beginning April 11. Peele is executive producing and hosting the series, stepping into the role that original series creator and narrator Rod Serling made famous. You can get a taste of what Peele’s narration will sound like here and watch the trailer here.

Beetz is known for her roles as Vanessa in FX’s “Atlanta” opposite Donald Glover and as Domino in 20th Century Fox’s “Deadpool 2.” Gabriel, meanwhile, is best known as the housekeeper Georgina in Peele’s breakout debut film, “Get Out.”

Also Read: How CBS All Access Landed Jordan Peele for Its 'Twilight Zone' Reboot

The anthology series
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‘The Twilight Zone’: Zazie Beetz And Betty Gabriel Step Into CBS All-Access Series

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‘The Twilight Zone’: Zazie Beetz And Betty Gabriel Step Into CBS All-Access Series
Zazie Beetz and Betty Gabriel will appear in an early episode of The Twilight Zone, the high-profile revival by CBS All-Access that will get underway on April 1st when the first two episodes are released. Anther episode will follow every Thursday beginning April 11. Jordan Peele hosts the show, which will follow the original’s template of serving up sci-fi, horror, and fantasy, often with poetic justice on the side and a twist ending for dessert.

No word on the nature their roles. Beetz is best know for her Emmy-Nominated work on FX’s Atlanta playing co-lead Vanessa, the on-again-off-again girlfriend of Donald Glover’s character. Most recently she wrapped production on Todd Phillips’ thriller Joker, which stars Joaquin Phoenix as the DC Comics icon.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,
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‘The Twilight Zone’: Seth Rogen To Star In Episode Of CBS All Access Series

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‘The Twilight Zone’: Seth Rogen To Star In Episode Of CBS All Access Series
Seth Rogen is stepping into The Twilight Zone. The star of Knocked Up and Neighbors will star in an upcoming episode of the CBS All Access revival of the classic sci-fi/fantasy franchise that became famous for its twist endings, eerie characters and unsettling theme song.

The Twilight Zone premieres on the subscription streaming site with two episodes on April 1, and more will follow beginning April 11, when weekly releases arrive every Thursday. No word yet on Rogen’s character nor any hints about the episode that he appears in. The April Fool’s Day launch of the series might suggest that one of the first episodes veers into humor; the original series had several light-hearted or comedic installments, among them the 1960 episode called “A World of His Own,” starring Keenan Wynn, and the 1963 episode “Cavender is Coming,” which featured a young Carol Burnett as well as a laugh track.

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Seth Rogen Joins Jordan Peele’s ‘Twilight Zone’ Reboot

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Seth Rogen Joins Jordan Peele’s ‘Twilight Zone’ Reboot
Seth Rogen is about to enter the fifth dimension, as he is the latest actor to join the cast of Jordan Peele’s reboot of “The Twilight Zone” for CBS All Access. The actor will star on an episode written by Alex Rubens.

The anthology series will launch its first two episodes on April 1, with new installments to be made available weekly on Thursdays, beginning April 11.

Peele is executive producing and hosting the series, stepping into the role that original series creator and narrator Rod Serling made famous. You can get a taste of what Peele’s narration will sound like here and watch the trailer here.

Also Read: 'Twilight Zone' Trailer: See Adam Scott, Sanaa Lathan and Tracy Morgan Enter the Fifth Dimension (Video)

The anthology series’ previously-revealed cast members include Tracy Morgan, Ike Barinholtz, John Cho, Lucinda Dryzek, Taissa Farmiga, Greg Kinnear, Luke Kirby, Sanaa Lathan, Kumail Nanjiani,
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Seth Rogen Joins Upcoming ‘Twilight Zone’ Reboot’s Cast

We’re getting dangerously close to getting to the point where it’ll be quicker to list all the intriguing names who aren’t a part of CBS All Access’ upcoming reboot of “The Twilight Zone.” Add to that ever-growing list Seth Rogen, who’ll appear in one episode of the series, which premieres April 1.

The unnamed episode will be scripted by “Key & Peele” alum Alex Rubens, who is writing for the new series that features Jordan Peele stepping into the Rod Serling roles as both narrator and executive producer.

Rogen is the latest addition to the cast following the first trailer, which also revealed the involvement of Tracy Morgan. The rapidly-expanding ensemble for the series also includes Kumail Nanjiani, Sanaa Lathan, Alison Tolman, John Cho, Jacob Tremblay, Rhea Seehorn, Jessica Williams, DeWanda Wise, Adam Scott, Steven Yeun, Greg Kinnear, Luke Kirby, and Chris Diamantopoulos.

Rogen is joining the cast of the series,
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‘The Twilight Zone’ Trailer & Key Art Revealed For CBS All Access Reboot

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‘The Twilight Zone’ Trailer & Key Art Revealed For CBS All Access Reboot
We’re getting the first look at The Twilight Zone reboot in the official trailer dropped today by CBS All Access. Also released is the series’ key art with a tagline that posits the question “What dimension are we even in?”

Jordan Peele hosts and narrates the series with cast members including Ike Barinholtz, John Cho, Lucinda Dryzek, Taissa Farmiga, James Frain, Ginnifer Goodwin, Zabryna Guevara, Percy Hynes-White, Greg Kinnear, Luke Kirby, Sanaa Lathan, Kumail Nanjiani, Adam Scott, Rhea Seehorn, Alison Tolman, Jacob Tremblay, Jefferson White, Jonathan Whitesell, Jessica Williams, DeWanda Wise and Steven Yeun.

The CBS All Access series will be a modern reimagining of the original, which premiered in 1959 and continued through 1964.

CBS announced in 2017 that it would revive The Twilight Zone for streaming service CBS All Access with Peele’s Monkeypaw Productions and Simon Kinberg’s Genre Films.

The Twilight Zone is produced by CBS Television Studios
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‘Twilight Zone’ Trailer: See Adam Scott, Sanaa Lathan and Tracy Morgan Enter the Fifth Dimension (Video)

  • The Wrap
Following a brief Super Bowl teaser, CBS All Access on Thursday released the first trailer for Jordan Peele’s upcoming reboot of “The Twilight Zone.”

The anthology series will launch its first two episodes on April 1, with new installments to be made available weekly on Thursdays, beginning April 11. Watch the trailer above, which features Tracy Morgan, who was previously unannounced.

Peele is executive producing and hosting the series, stepping into the role that original series narrator Rod Serling made famous. You can get a taste of what Peele’s narration will sound like here.

Also Read: 'Twilight Zone' Teaser Sends CBS 'Off the Air' During Super Bowl (Video)

The anthology series’ previously-revealed cast members include Ike Barinholtz, John Cho, Lucinda Dryzek, Taissa Farmiga, Greg Kinnear, Luke Kirby, Sanaa Lathan, Kumail Nanjiani, Adam Scott, Rhea Seehorn, Alison Tolman, Jacob Tremblay, Jefferson White, Jonathan Whitesell, Jessica Williams, DeWanda Wise and Steven Yeun.
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Ginnifer Goodwin Joins Jordan Peele’s ‘Twilight Zone’ Reboot

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Ginnifer Goodwin Joins Jordan Peele’s ‘Twilight Zone’ Reboot
Ginnifer Goodwin is entering the fifth dimension.

The “Once Upon a Time” alum has joined Jordan Peele’s “Twilight Zone” reboot at CBS All Access as the star of an episode titled “Point of Origin.” The anthology series’ installment will also feature James Frain and Zabryna Guevara.

Goodwin is best known for her roles in HBO’s “Big Love” and ABC’s “Once Upon a Time.” Her other credits include the animated film “Zootopia,” “Walk the Line,” “Killing Kennedy,” “Mona Lisa Smile,” “Win a Date with Tad Hamilton,” “Something Borrowed,” “He’s Just Not That Into You” and “A Single Man.” She also appeared on stage in the plays “The Corn Is Green” and “Dead End.”

Also Read: 'Twilight Zone' Teaser Sends CBS 'Off the Air' During Super Bowl (Video)

In addition to stepping into Rod Serling’s role as “Twilight Zone” narrator, Peele is also serving as executive producer on the reboot.
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‘The Twilight Zone’: Ginnifer Goodwin To Star In Episode Of CBS All Access Reboot

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‘The Twilight Zone’: Ginnifer Goodwin To Star In Episode Of CBS All Access Reboot
Once Upon a Time alumna Ginnifer Goodwin is set to star in an upcoming episode of CBS All Access’ reboot, The Twilight Zone.

Goodwin will appear in the “Point of Origin” episode, which also will feature James Frain and Zabryna Guevara. They join previously announced host and narrator Jordan Peele and cast members Ike Barinholtz, John Cho, Taissa Farmiga, Greg Kinnear, Luke Kirby, Sanaa Lathan, Kumail Nanjiani, Adam Scott, Rhea Seehorn, Alison Tolman, Jacob Tremblay, Jessica Williams, DeWanda Wise and Steven Yeun.

No character details are being revealed.

The CBS All Access series will be a modern reimagining of the original, which premiered in 1959 and continued through 1964.

CBS announced in 2017 that it would revive The Twilight Zone for streaming service CBS All Access with Peele’s Monkeypaw Productions and Simon Kinberg’s Genre Films.

Goodwin is best known for her roles as Mary Margaret Blanchard in ABC’s Once Upon A Time
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‘Twilight Zone’ Teaser Sends CBS ‘Off the Air’ During Super Bowl (Video)

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CBS debuted the first teaser for its upcoming reboot of “The Twilight Zone” during the Super Bowl on Sunday.

Disguised as a takeover of CBS’s Super Bowl broadcast, the spot, set on the field at the Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta, is the first to show Peele as narrator of the horror/sci-fi anthology series. “When the truth is not the truth, what dimension are you even in?” he asks before disappearing through a door.

In addition to stepping into Rod Serling’s role as “Twilight Zone” narrator, Peele is also serving as executive producer on the reboot. The show is set to debut on CBS All Access on April 1.

Also Read: Jordan Peele's 'Twilight Zone' Reboot Sets CBS All Access Premiere Date

Previously revealed cast members include Ike Barinholtz, John Cho, Lucinda Dryzek, Taissa Farmiga, Greg Kinnear, Luke Kirby, Sanaa Lathan, Kumail Nanjiani, Adam Scott, Rhea Seehorn, Alison Tolman,
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‘The Twilight Zone’: First Spot For Series Revival “Disrupts” Super Bowl Telecast

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CBS All Access’ upcoming reboot of The Twilight Zone from Jordan Peele dropped its first spot during CBS’ broadcast of the Super Bowl.

In keeping with the anthology series’ signature unexpected twists, the ad was disguised as a program interruption. It begins with what seemingly is a return from commercial break to CBS’ broadcast of the Big Game, but the feed blacks out, and a “CBS Is Off The Air” message appears. Moments later, viewers are brought back to the Mercedes-Benz Stadium, which is eerily empty except for one man, Peele (and several clones of him).

While the commercial does not feature any episodic footage, it gives a first glimpse at Peele stepping into Rod Serling’s role as host and narrator of The Twilight Zone. “When the truth is not the truth, what dimension are you even in?,” Peele says before before opening and walking through the iconic “Twilight Zone” door.
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‘The Twilight Zone’ Gets April Premiere Date On CBS All Access – TCA

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CBS All Access has set Monday, April 1, for the premiere of its reimagining of The Twilight Zone. The anthology series will debut with two episodes on that April Fool’s Day. Following the series premiere, new episodes will be available on demand weekly on Thursdays beginning April 11, exclusively for CBS All Access subscribers. Julie McNamara, Evp Original Content for CBS All Access, announced the date Wednesday during CBSTCA presentation.

Jordan Peele will serve as host and narrator for the series, with cast members including Ike Barinholtz, John Cho, Lucinda Dryzek, Taissa Farmiga, Greg Kinnear, Luke Kirby, Sanaa Lathan, Kumail Nanjiani, Adam Scott, Rhea Seehorn, Allison Tolman, Jacob Tremblay, Jefferson White, Jonathan Whitesell, Jessica Williams, DeWanda Wise and Steven Yeun.

The CBS All Access series will be a modern reimagining of Rod Serling’s original, which aired 1959-64 on CBS.

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Jordan Peele’s ‘Twilight Zone’ Reboot Sets CBS All Access Premiere Date

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CBS All Access is giving its subscribers a special treat this April Fools’ Day: the series premiere of Jordan Peele’s reboot of “The Twilight Zone.”

The anthology series will launch its first two episodes April 1, with new installments to be made available weekly on Thursdays, beginning April 11, Julie McNamara, executive vice president of original content for CBS All Access, announced during the Television Critics Association’s winter press tour Wednesday.

As TheWrap previously reported, Peele is executive producing and hosting the series, stepping into the role that original series’ narrator Rod Serling made famous. You can get a taste of what Peele’s narration will sound like here.

Also Read: 'Twilight Zone': Taissa Farmiga and Ike Barinholtz Join Jordan Peele's CBS All Access Reboot

The anthology series’ previously-revealed cast members include Ike Barinholtz, John Cho, Lucinda Dryzek, Taissa Farmiga, Greg Kinnear, Luke Kirby, Sanaa Lathan, Kumail Nanjiani, Adam Scott,
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‘Twilight Zone': Taissa Farmiga and Ike Barinholtz Join Jordan Peele’s CBS All Access Reboot

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‘Twilight Zone': Taissa Farmiga and Ike Barinholtz Join Jordan Peele’s CBS All Access Reboot
Jordan Peele’s upcoming reboot of “The Twilight Zone” for CBS All Access continues to fill out its cast list, with Taissa Farmiga, Ike Barinholtz, Luke Kirby and Rhea Seehorn the latest to enter the fifth dimension, the video streaming platform announced Monday.

The quartet, along with Percy Hynes-White, will be featured in an upcoming episode of the revival. As with the other casting announcements, character and episode details are not revealed.

Previously announced cast members include DeWanda Wise, Jessica Williams, Steven Yeun, Greg Kinnear, John Cho, Allison Tolman, Jacob Tremblay, Sanaa Lathan, Adam Scott and Kumail Nanjiani.

Also Read: How Much 'Star Trek' Is Too Much? CBS All Access Boldly Tests Limits of Viewers' Fandom

Peele is executive producing and narrating, stepping into the role that Rod Serling made famous. You can get a taste of what Peele’s narration will sound like here.

The new series,
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