“They Are Not Casting Yet”

So I decided to call Principato-Young entertainment (which manages Jordan Peele) to find out any details about whether they were casting then narrator role yet. The assistant I got on the phone stated that they haven’t done any casting yet and they haven’t done anything at all in terms of producing the new series. In addition, since I have no agent, I couldn’t get anymore insight other than what I was told.

I recognize that the route to this path is a long shot – I have no acting experience, no voice acting experience and no classes. As also pointed out on my Instagram where I post my readings of the original Twilight Zone narrations, I also have a bit of a lisp. To be fair, Rod’s narrations are very wordy and take alot of practice. Since I only have the evenings and weekends as I have a regular full-time job, squeezing that time in can be a challenge.

I will get there. If not, I had fun trying.

How Do I Get To The Twilight Zone?

For the past few months, there are have been news reports of CBS greenlighting a remake of the original Twilight Zone with Jordan Peele (Get Out), Simon Kinberg (X-Men) and Marco Ramirez (Daredevil) taking on producing duties. Details of how different this remake will be from the 2002 UPN version and the 1980s CBS version haven’t been announced, but one thing is clear for me; this new version, much like the previous two, will need a narrator.

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Let’s be clear, I am not nor will I ever be Mr. Rod Serling; he was the man in front of the camera and behind the stories. After his death decades ago, The Twilight Zone has been without the right face or even the right voice. I didn’t really think Forrest Whittaker fit as narrator of the UPN Twilight Zone and really only felt that Charles Aidman (from the 1980s revival) did a good job and was remarkably more sinister sounding than Rod.

Because this new version will need a narrator, I would like to submit myself for the position. I recognize that I have no real voice acting experience, don’t have an agent, nor do I have in California where all the connections can be made. My hope is that through the power of the Internet that Peele, Kinberg and Ramirez will see the videos I posted to my Instagram account where I have many recordings of me reading the original Twilight Zone narrations and take consider me for the position.

For the past few months, there are have been news reports of CBS greenlighting a remake of the original Twilight Zone with Jordan Peele (Get Out), Simon Kinberg (X-Men) and Marco Ramirez (Daredevil) taking on producing duties. Details of how different this remake will be from the 2002 UPN version and the 1980s CBS version haven’t been announced, but one thing is clear for me; this new version, much like the previous two, will need a narrator.

Let’s be clear, I am not nor will I ever be Mr. Rod Serling; he was the man in front of the camera and behind the stories. After his death decades ago, The Twilight Zone has been without the right face or even the right voice. I didn’t really think Forrest Whittaker fit as narrator of the UPN Twilight Zone and really only felt that Charles Aidman (from the 1980s revival) did a good job and was remarkably more sinister sounding than Rod.

Because this new version will need a narrator, I would like to submit myself for the position. I recognize that I have no real voice acting experience, don’t have an agent, nor do I have in California where all the connections can be made. My hope is that through the power of the Internet that Peele, Kinberg and Ramirez will see the videos I posted to my Instagram account where I have many recordings of me reading the original Twilight Zone narrations and take consider me for the position.

For the past few months, there are have been news reports of CBS greenlighting a remake of the original Twilight Zone with Jordan Peele (Get Out), Simon Kinberg (X-Men) and Marco Ramirez (Daredevil) taking on producing duties. Details of how different this remake will be from the 2002 UPN version and the 1980s CBS version haven’t been announced, but one thing is clear for me; this new version, much like the previous two, will need a narrator.