Sanaa Lathan will be joining Jordan Peele in the first season of The Twilight Zone. The actress is set to star in an episode titled “Rewind”, with the writer, director, and comedian Jordan Peele joining on as a host and narrator.
Having announced a revival of the series last year, the show is said to be a reimagining of the original which premiered in 1959. The anthology, which will be available on the streaming service CBS All-Access, garnered worldwide attention with its ability to “explore the human condition and culture” through science fiction. The show is described as having tackled “humanity’s hopes, despairs, pride and prejudices in metaphoric ways conventional dramas could not”.
The award-winning actress recently appeared in and produced Netflix’s original film Nappily Ever After, starred in espionage thriller American Assassin alongside Dylan O’Brien and Michael Keaton, Now You See Me Too, The Perfect Guy and The Best Man Holiday. No stranger to television the actress has appeared on both Shots Fired and Nip/Tuck.
With Peele and Simon Kinberg on the project as executive producers, little is known about the details of Lathan’s role or the direction of the series.
Assuming numerous roles including that originally held by Rod Serling who was the host and narrator Peele stated:
“Rod Serling was an uncompromising visionary who not only shed light on social issues of his time, but prophesied issues of ours…I’m honored to carry on his legacy to a new generation of audiences as the gatekeeper of The Twilight Zone.”
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