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Billy Porter to Star on Jordan Peele's 'The Twilight Zone'

Monday Jan 13, 2020
Billy Porter attends the National Board of Review Awards gala at Cipriani 42nd Street on Wednesday, Jan. 8, 2020, in New York
Billy Porter attends the National Board of Review Awards gala at Cipriani 42nd Street on Wednesday, Jan. 8, 2020, in New York  (Source:Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP)

Billy Porter is among the actors who will appear on Jordan Peele's "The Twilight Zone" anthology series next season.

Jenna Elfman, Chris Meloni, Gillian Jacobs, Joel McHale and Jimmi Simpson also will each appear in an episode for season two, the CBS All Access streaming service announced.

Porter, who won a best drama actor Emmy last year for "Pose," will be joined by Daniel Sunjata ("Graceland") and Ethan Embry ("Grace and Frankie," "Blindspotting") in an episode titled "The Who of You." Story details were not released.

Peele, an Oscar-winner for "Get Out," has written an episode, "Downtime," that will star Morena Baccarin (the "Deadpool" franchise), Colman Domingo ("If Beale Street Could Talk") and Emmy-winning "Veep" star Tony Hale.

Peele is co-creator, executive producer and narrator for the series, described as a "re-imagining" of the original Rod Serling anthology of the same name that aired from 1959-64 on CBS. The new version streams on the CBS All Access platform.

The 10-episode season is set to arrive mid-year, with the date yet to be announced.

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