Gretel and Hansel’s Osgood Perkins to direct The Twilight Zone episode

Last Updated on July 30, 2021

THE BLACKCOAT'S DAUGHTER / I AM THE PRETTY THING THAT LIVES IN THE HOUSE director Osgood Perkins has been doing a lot of interviews to promote the release of his latest film GRETEL & HANSEL, which reached theatres this past weekend and opened at #4 with just over $6 million. In a couple of those interviews, Perkins mentioned that he's working on an episode of The Twilight Zone for CBS All Access and executive producer Jordan Peele.

Perkins didn't offer any details on the episode's story, but he did confirmed that he has written and will be directing the episode. 

Jordan Peele’s company and I have been looking into something together for a while. I think I’m the only person who’s written and is directing their episode in an authorship kind of way. So I’m going to do a really kind of bananas meta Twilight Zone episode. It’s pretty good."

In addition to "bananas meta", Perkins has also said that the episode will be "very far out", "really out of sight". I doubt those descriptions are clues to the content, but if you want to take them as clues start pondering what might be very far out of sight…

Produced by CBS Television Studios in association with Monkeypaw Productions and Genre Films, The Twilight Zone is executive produced by Peele, Simon Kinberg, Win Rosenfeld, Audrey Chon, Alex Rubens, Glen Morgan, Carol Serling, and Rick Berg.

The second season of The Twilight Zone is expected to premiere on CBS All Access sometime later this year.

Other episodes in this season include Downtime, written by Peele and starring Morena Baccarin, Colman Domingo, and Tony Hale; The Who of You, written by Win Rosenfeld and starring Daniel Sunjata, Ethan Embry, and Billy Porter; A Human Face, written by Alex Rubens and starring Jenna Elfman, Chris Meloni, and Tavi Gevinson; 8, written by Glen Morgan and starring Joel McHale; Meet in the Middle, written by Emily C. Chang and Sara Amini, starring Jimmi Simpson and Gillian Jacobs; and Among the Untrodden, written by Heather Anne Campbell and starring Abbie Hern and Sophia Macy.

Source: Screen Rant, The Daily Texan

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