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03.08.2019

“THE TWILIGHT ZONE” ENLISTS ZAZIE BEETZ

 

New Original Series Premieres Monday, April 1

 

VANCOUVER, B.C. – March 8, 2019 – 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.

 

About CBS All Access:

CBS All Access is CBS’ direct-to-consumer digital subscription video on-demand and live streaming service. CBS All Access gives subscribers the ability to watch more than 10,000 episodes on demand – spanning exclusive original series, CBS Television Network’s primetime, daytime and late-night shows, plus classic TV hits – as well as the ability to stream local CBS stations live across the U.S. CBS All Access’ original series include THE GOOD FIGHT, STRANGE ANGEL, TELL ME A STORY and NO ACTIVITY, as well as the upcoming reimagining of THE TWILIGHT ZONE, INTERROGATION, and WHY WOMEN KILL. CBS All Access is also the exclusive domestic home to STAR TREK: DISCOVERY, STAR TREK: LOWER DECKS and a new untitled “Star Trek” series featuring Sir Patrick Stewart. CBS All Access also includes the ability to stream CBS Interactive’s other live channels, CBSN for 24/7 news, CBS Sports HQ for sports news and analysis, and ET Live for entertainment coverage.

 

The service is currently available online at CBS.com, on mobile devices via the CBS app for iOS, Android and Windows 10, and on Roku Players, Apple TV, Chromecast, Android TV, Xbox One, PlayStation 4, Fire TV, Samsung Smart TVs, Vizio Smartcast TVs and Amazon Channels. Versions of CBS All Access have now launched internationally in Canada and Australia (10 All Access), with unique but similar content and pricing plans. For more details on CBS All Access, please visit https://www.cbs.com/all-access.

 

For more information on THE TWILIGHT ZONE series, please visit:

https://www.cbspressexpress.com/cbs-all-access/shows/the-twilight-zone/about

 

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CBS Television Studios Contacts:

Lauri Metrose

818-655-7223

lauri.metrose@cbs.com

Megan Rugani

818-655-7222

megan.rugani@cbs.com

 

CBS All Access Contacts:

Morgan Seal

646-424-4321

morgan.seal@cbsi.com

Nikki Kozel

646-472-3948

nikki.kozel@cbsi.com

Felicia Pollack

212-380-0286

felicia.pollack@cbsi.com

 

Photo Contact:

Lisette Azar

818-655-7219

lisette.azar@cbsi.com

 

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Press:

Morgan Seal
646-424-4321
morgan.seal@cbsi.com

Nikki Kozel
646-472-3948
nikki.kozel@cbsi.com

 

CBS Television Studios:

Megan Rugani
818-655-7222
megan.rugani@cbs.com

 

Photo:

Lisette Azar
818-655-7219
lisette.azar@cbsi.com