[Video] 1st Episode of Jordan Peele’s Twilight Zone

The Twilight Zone has been regarded as one of the most influential television series on American television of all time. It’s introduction of science fiction and fantasy storylines motivated a generation of creators and future filmmakers to make countless works. But what people don’t remember is how the show was not as popular with critics or audiences. Hopefully history won’t repeat itself and people will gravitate to it again. In the first episode, Kumail Nanjiani stars as a comedian who will do anything for fame, ANYTHING. The episode brings back that classic Twilight Zone element of morality. The original show’s episodes never were about space travel or alien invasions or psychic children, they were always about the choices that people make and the ramifications of those decisions. The new show looks like an antidote to the nihilistic views of Black Mirror with a dash of relevant social issues.

I’m still not convinced about the whole CBS All Access thing. Heres hoping someone I know will let me use their account.

‘Candyman’ Director Nia DaCosta Clarifies That Yahya Abdul-Mateen II is Not Replacing Tony Todd…?

It was officially reported earlier this year that Aquaman star Yahya Abdul-Mateen II had joined the cast of director Nia DaCosta‘s spiritual sequel to Candyman, and what we had been told at the time is that the actor would be playing our new Candyman. But that’s now being called into question, as DaCosta has brought some clarification to the reports.

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The Ending Of Jordan Peele’s ‘Us,’ Explained

It was all right there in the trailer.

There was Adelaide (Lupita Nyong’o) looking, dressing and acting like a regular degular Black mom in a car with her husband and two kids, headed to the beach. Then, Luniz’ “I Got 5 on It,” comes on the radio and she tries to get her young son Jason to…snap along with the song. “Get in rhythm,” she tells him, but sis, which one? She’s snapping on the one and the two and the three and a half. Adelaide is a fraud.

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The All-American Nightmares of Jordan Peele

As usual, Jordan Peele knows exactly where he’s going. “What we should do,” he says, with real enthusiasm, “is head to Hogwarts. Get some butterbeer. The Harry Potter ride is dope.” Peele has a movie he’s supposed to be editing, a burgeoning production company to run, an adorably talkative 17-month-old son waiting at home, but he’s slipped away from it all for a couple of hours on a Monday afternoon in early December with obnoxiously perfect West Coast weather. His assistant just dropped him off at Universal Studios Hollywood, a theme park that still thrills him, despite the fact that he is an actual, Oscar-winning filmmaker for the actual Universal Pictures, which is putting out his second film as a writer-director, the full-bore horror flick Us, on March 22nd, and released his life-changing, culture-shaking debut, Get Out, in 2017. “I might do a wand fitting today,” Peele muses, as a VIP escort brings us through security.

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Taissa Farmiga and Others Enter “The Twilight Zone”!

“American Horror Story” and The Nun‘s Taissa Farmiga is set to star in an upcoming episode of CBS All Access’ reboot of “The Twilight Zone” with Rhea Seehorn (pictured below; “Better Call Saul”), Luke Kirby (“The Deuce“), Ike Barinholtz (The Oath), and Percy Hynes-White, reports Deadline.

They join previously announced host and narrator Jordan Peele, as well as John Cho, Greg Kinnear, Sanaa Lathan, Kumail Nanjiani, Adam Scott, Alison Tolman, Jacob Tremblay, 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.

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Original Candyman Tony Todd Would Be Up For Playing A Different Role In Jordan Peele’s Reboot

With Jordan Peele and Nia DaCosta’s Candyman reboot coming our way, fans are probably wondering if Tony Todd, the original Candyman, will take part in the film. According to Bloody Disgusting, Todd said he’s willing to take another role in the movie if he’s not cast as the Candyman himself.

“Of course, I’d want to be a part of it. I helped create this character,” Todd told Bloody Disgusting. “I helped bring him to life, so I’m sure if Boris Karloff was asked the same thing, he would say exactly what I say. I know the character inside and out.”

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