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Chris O’Dowd Joins the Cast of Twilight Zone

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“Your Mind is the Key”

Former Girls regular and Mascots lead Chris O’Dowd will star in Jordan Peele’s The Twilight Zone reboot. A recent article by GeekTyrant confirmed that O’Dowd would be joining the star-studded cast, alongside Amy Landecker (A Serious Man, Dan in Real Life).

Chris O'Dowd at British Comedy Awards - image via wikipedia
Chris O’Dowd at British Comedy Awards
image via Wikipedia

“O’Dowd joins the previously cast Greg Kinnear, Kumail Nanjiani, Seth Rogen, John Cho, Ike Barinholtz, Taissa Farmiga, Ginnifer Goodwin, Luke Kirby, Sanaa Lathan, Adam Scott, Rhea Seehorn, Alison Tolman, Jacob Tremblay, Jessica Williams, DeWanda Wise, Zazie Beetz, Betty Gabriel, and Steven Yeun.”

At this time, there’s been little insight offered as far as the plot is concerned. Other than the title, “The Blue Scorpion”, fans really don’t know what to expect at all. I mean, you can’t determine a plot from a title, can you? 

“Sound, Sight, Mind.”

Now, this is speculation at it’s best, but humor me a moment, if you would? A quick Google search reveals that cancer patients have been traveling to Cuba to receive treatments of blue scorpion venom since the 1980s. Studies have shown that their venom can dramatically shrink the size of tumors in rats and dogs. There are even a few documented cases of successful human trials; go ahead, look it up. My prediction is that this episode is going to have something to with either finding a cure for cancer or possibly for all of mankind’s diseases as a whole. 

“Unlock the Door of Imagination.”

What’s maybe most intriguing about The Twilight Zone revival is that it seems to be just that—a true revival. Not simply another reboot. GeekTyrant has already confirmed a number of episodes that share the same name with that of the original series. “Nick of Time” and “Nightmare at 30,000 Feet” (originally titled “Nightmare at 20,000 Feet”) hold particular promise for this reason. Clearly, this will be Peele’s homage, his Twilight Requiem. I can’t wait to hear him tell the audience for the first time that they’ve now entered The Twilight Zone


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