Get Out director Jordan Peele is bringing classic sci-fi and fantasy series The Twilight Zone back to the small screen, recently casting 2 Dope Queens host Jessica Williams and She’s Gotta Have It leading lady, DeWanda Wise.
The revival will be produced by CBS Television Studios in association with Peele’s Monkeypaw Productions and Simon Kinberg’s Genre Films, according to Deadline. The episode featuring Williams and Wise will also feature Lucinda Dryzek, Jefferson White and Jonathan Whitesell. The series has also locked down Sanaa Lathan, Kumail Nanjiani, Greg Kinnear, John Cho and others. Peele will host and narrate the show.
In addition to her Netflix adaptation of Spike Lee’s She’s Gotta Have It, Wise’s other television credits include Shots Fired, Underground, Boardwalk Empire, The Good Wife, The Mentalist and Law & Order: Special Victims Unit.
Williams and co-host Phoebe Robinson’s 2 Dope Queens returns to HBO next month. The former The Daily Show correspondent also just landed her own comedy series on Showtime as star, writer and executive producer.
Peele recently released the first trailer for the new film Us, starring Lupita Nyong’o and Black Panther breakout star Winston Duke. Check it out below.
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Born and raised in Compton, California, Jessica Bennett began her career as an intern at The Oakland Post, and later, The Source Magazine. She went on to write for respected hip hop publications such as DJ Booth and Hip Hop DX before becoming the Urban Editor of pop culture website, Wetpaint.com. She joined Ebony as the Entertainment Editor August 2017. Bennett has interviewed such names as Vanessa Williams, Spike Lee, Tyra Banks, Forest Whitaker, Magic & Cookie Johnson and several others.