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.
“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.
Black Panther. If Beale Street Could Talk. Blackkklansman. Widows. Sorry to Bother You. Kin.
2018 was a GREAT year for black led, directed, and produced works, but 2019 looks like it’s going to be an even BIGGER year. Here are some of the movies that I’m most looking forward to in 2019.
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.”
You may think that Netflix has the market cornered on cautionary tales about modern-day technology with Black Mirror, but you’d be wrong. The stories from Charlie Brooker & Co. are bleak and unsettling, which means there’s room for a more lighthearted version of a sci-fi anthology series.
Enter Weird City, an upcoming YouTube Premiere show from Key & Peele writers Jordan Peele and Charlie Sanders. Set in a futuristic city named “Weird,” the comedic series packs a wallop of a cast: Mark Hamill, Michael Cera, Sara Gilbert, Yvette Nicole Brown, Rosario Dawson, Laverne Cox, Steven Yeun, Auli’i Cravalho, Ed O’Neill, Awkwafina, Dylan O’Brien, Hannah Simone, and LeVar Burton.
Here’s the trailer: