You may recognize Betty Gabriel as the obedient maid with a dark secret from Jordan Peele‘s first film, the acclaimed horror flick ‘Get Out’. Now she is reteaming with Peele for his new CBS All Access series ‘The Twilight Zone’. She will appear along with Zazie Beetz in “an early episode,” but as is the norm, their roles and information about the episode are being kept secret. CBS All Access will begin doling out episodes of ‘The Twilight Zone’ starting on April 11. To celebrate the kick-off, two episodes will be released on that date. Peele will host each episode and serve as narrator.
Other actors that are confirmed to appear include Ike Barinholtz, John Cho, Taissa Farmiga, Ginnifer Goodwin, Greg Kinnear, Luke Kirby, Sanaa Lathan, Kumail Nanjiani, Seth Rogen, Adam Scott, Rhea Seehorn, Allison Tolman, Erica Tremblay, Jacob Tremblay, Jessica Williams, DeWanda Wise, and Steven Yeun.
Confirmed directors are Mathias Herndl (‘The Order’, ‘Genius’), Gerard McMurray (‘The First Purge’, ‘Burning Sands’), and Greg Yaitanes (‘Castle Rock’, ‘Genius’).
Holy horror! In addition to ‘Get Out’, Gabriel has appeared in the horror/thriller films ‘Upgrade’, ‘Unfriended: Dark Web’, ‘Abducted’, ‘Beyond Skyline’, and ‘The Purge: Election Year’.
She was a series regular on Starz’s ‘Counterpart’ with J.K. Simmons, which was canceled after two seasons, but producers are shopping it around to hopefully find another outlet. She has also recurred on ‘Westworld’ and ‘Good Girls Revolt’.
Beetz gained notice as Domino in last year’s ‘Deadpool 2’. She was nominated for an Emmy for her role as Vanessa on ‘Atlanta’, opposite Donald Glover. Her next picture, ‘Wounds’ with Armie Hammer premiered at the Sundance Film Festival. She will also be seen in Todd Phillips’ ‘Joker’ with Joaquin Phoenix as the Clown Prince of Crime. Her voice will be heard in Amazon’s ‘Invincible’ animated series, based on Robert Kirkman’s comic book.
‘The Twilight Zone’ launches on CBS All Access on April 11. All episodes of the original series, which ran from 1959-64 are also available on CBS All Access and other streaming services.