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CBS All Access announced the first batch of cast members for the second season of Jordan Peele’s “Twilight Zone” reboot, led by Billy Porter, Joel McHale and Tony Hale.Additional cast for the second season includes Morena Baccarin, Colman Domingo, Ethan Embry, Jenna Elfman, Tavi Gevinson, Abbie Hern, Gillian Jacobs, Sophia Macy, Chris Meloni, Jimmi Simpson and Daniel Sunjata. Peele, who narrates the series, will also write the episode, “Downtime,” which features Baccarin, Domingo and Hale.No character details were given.Also Read: 'Silence of the Lambs' Sequel 'Clarice' Gets Series Commitment at CBSThe announcement was made by Julie McNamara, executive vice president, original content for CBS All Access, during the Television Critics Association press tour on Sunday. The second season will premiere sometime in 2020.“The Twilight Zone” is produced by CBS Television Studios in association with Peele’s Monkeypaw Productions and Simon Kinberg’s Genre Films. Peele and Kinberg serve as executive producers along with Win Rosenfeld, Audrey Chon, Carol Serling, Rick Berg and Greg Yaitanes.Rod Serling created the original series, which ran for 80 episodes from 1959 to 1964, and used socially-conscious storytelling to explore the human condition and culture of the times. There have been two prior revivals of the classic series. The first reboot aired for 110 episodes on CBS starting in 1985, and a second version, with Forest Whitaker as narrator, ran for 43 episodes on UPN in the early 2000s.Here’s the episode list from CBS All Access, in no particular order:Episode: “The Who of You”Starring Daniel Sunjata, Ethan Embry, and Billy Porter Written by Win RosenfeldEpisode: “A Human Face”Starring Jenna Elfman, Chris Meloni, and Tavi Gevinson Written by Alex RubensEpisode: “8”Starring Joel McHale Written by Glen MorganEpisode: “Among The Untrodden”Starring Abbie Hern and Sophia Macy Written by Heather Anne CampbellEpisode: “Meet in the Middle”Starring Jimmi Simpson and Gillian Jacobs Written by Emily C. Chang and Sara AminiRead original story Billy Porter, Joel McHale and Tony Hale Among 14 Cast in ‘Twilight Zone’ Season 2 At TheWrap
If Billy Porter isn’t on your radar already, he should be. The American performer, who celebrates his 50th birthday on 21 September 2019, has been making waves with his boundary-breaking red carpet outfits in recent months.His fashion is bold, playful and designed to make an impression. After a 30-year career, it was a tuxedo gown worn to this year’s Oscars that made him known globally.The look, a velvet tailored jacket paired with a full-skirted dress designed by Christian Siriano, defied fashion norms and sparked a discussion about self-expression and gender representation.“I’m not a drag queen,” Porter, who stars in FX series ‘Pose’, told Vogue at the time. “I’m a man in a dress.”Mere weeks later, he hit headlines again after donning a bejewelled jumpsuit to be carried, by six shirtless men, into the Met Gala.And this week, he changed into no fewer than 20 outfits in five days at London Fashion Week: an array of looks including a tiered, burnt orange Roksanda gown and a baby pink, satin coat by Christopher Kane.Porter’s sartorial prowess shows no sign of fading.
Billy Porter was not playing with his 2019 Oscars outfit. The award-winning actor and musician showed up on the red carpet in a custom designed Christian Siriano gown that defines the meaning of fabulous. Naturally, social media lit up at the unexpected and refreshing look, but it was Oscar nominee Glenn Close who had the best reaction.