'The Twilight Zone' Season 2: Meet Billy Porter, Sophia Macy and rest of the cast of Jordan Peele's anthology horror
Peele's remake of Rod Serling's original anthology horror might come with some crazy out of the world unexpected concepts, but the faces it features are all too well known
Back when Jordan Peele had reimagined the 1960s Rod Serling classic 'The Twilight Zone' for the first time ever, expectations were high. Would he live up to the original? Would he remake the original episodes in his reboot? Peele did that and more, with a star-studded cast that managed to fit, play and portray the roles so brilliantly, that on the brink of Season 2's premiere one can't help but wonder if Peele's remake will be able to match its debut season. Armed with an arsenal of creepy stories, twisted mind-bending plots and an eerie sense of foreboding, Peele has also brought in yet another star-studded Season 2. Here are some of the familiar faces to look forward to.
Deadpool's exceptionally hot and kick-ass girlfriend-turned-wife and the familiar face from Gotham's not so finest — Baccarin is in the credits for this Peele-written episode as Michelle. She plays a frantic hotel manager in the episode called 'Downtime' that sees people with a drastic shift in their personality.
You might remember him as the sassy uber-cool, suave Ali trying to help Zendaya's drug-addled Rue stay sober and attend meetings after her rehab-stint over the summer. Ali and Rue's story is definitely far from over, so expect to look out for him in the HBO drama. Domingo plays the role of Baccarin's husband Carl in the Peele-anthology remake, who morphs in front of her very own eyes due to a haywire titular 'Downtime' signal.
The 'Grace and Frankie' star plays a failed actor and boyfriend in Peele's reboot, on an episode titled 'The Who of You'. Harry discovers that if he's okay with ruining a few lives along the way, his newly discovered power can actually turn his life arrived. He is accompanied by Graceland's Daniel Sunjata, who plays a signature detective trying to get a leash on Harry.
Harry and the dogged detective end up running into a fortune teller in 'The Who of You', and who should that mystical aura be but our very own emblem of grandeur and poise — Billy Porter himself. The 'Pose' creator and Emmy champion has already raised quite the buzz on social media with his little snippets from the trailer.
After playing the sadistic William in 'Westworld' and an avid misogynist in 'Into the Dark: Treehouse', Simpson joins Peele's reboot in an episode called 'Meet in the Middle', which has been described as quite the depiction of authority, privilege, and rage that the menfolk are often driven with. Phil's lack of luck with women is explained by his own self as faults in all of them. That is until he discovers a mental connection with a woman played by Community's Gillian Jacobs, and thus the two forge a relationship no one saw coming. Things don't exactly end in happiness and bliss as each is hiding things about themselves and madness erupts.
After starring as the lead on SyFy's 2019 adaptation of the George R. R. Martin novella 'Nightflyers', Mol is returning to the screen again as harried housewife Mrs Gretchem in 'You Might Also Like' facing troubles from her Egg device. The episode features major throwbacks to old commercials and looks like a treat for all fans of the creepy sci-fi horror sub-genre. Mol is joined by Greta Lee aka a "sweet birthday baby" friend from Russian Doll, and she is just as disturbingly unbothered by everything as ever.
Felicity Huffman and William H. Macy's daughter Sophia is about to shine under a new kind of spotlight after that massive college admission scandal that saw her mother prosecuted before law. While it's still undisclosed which episode she joins, or what the character entails, Sophia has already played parts in 2017's 'The Layover' and 'Aurora'.
The cast also sees 'Community' lead and comedian Joel McHale, who recently made prominent waves over the internet by interviewing the cast members of the Netflix docuseries 'Tiger King' that became everybody's quarantine cure in April. That 70's Show's Topher Grace, who was more recently seen in 'Black Mirror' and also Nat Geo's 'The Hot Zone' also stars in Season 2, which has teased ample explorations into new dimensions. Singer Sky Ferreira also joins the cast.
'The Twilight Zone' season 2 premieres on June 25 on CBS All Access.