Whitaker enters ‘Twilight’

'Panic' thesp strides in Serling's shoes as 'Zone' host

UPN has lured Forest Whitaker into its “Twilight Zone.”

The thesp, helmer and producer has taken on the host role for the netlet’s anthology series pilot.

CAA-repped Whitaker, who also will have producing input, will take on the role that Rod Serling played in the original “The Twilight Zone” series, providing intros and outros to each episode’s self-contained vignette.

As an actor, Whitaker is known for roles in such features as “Panic Room,” “The Crying Game” and “Ghost Dog.” He directed “Hope Floats” and “Waiting to Exhale.” He’ll be seen next month in Spirit Dance’s first feature, “Green Dragon.”

“The Twilight Zone” is being produced by Trilogy Entertainment Group in association with New Line Television. Pen Densham is the writer and will exec produce with his partners Mark Stern and John Watson.

Want to read more articles like this one? SUBSCRIBE TO VARIETY TODAY.
Post A Comment 0

Leave a Reply

No Comments

Comments are moderated. They may be edited for clarity and reprinting in whole or in part in Variety publications.

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

More TV News from Variety