Gillian Jacobs, Ashley Zukerman, and Darrell Britt-Gibson Discuss ‘Fear Street’

Gillian Jacobs, Ashley Zukerman, and Darrell Britt-Gibson star in Netflix’s Fear Street trilogy. Jacobs portrays Christine “Ziggy” Berman, Zukerman takes on the role of Sheriff Nick Goode, and Britt-Gibson plays Martin P. Franklin. Both Fear Street Part 1: 1994 and Fear Street Part 2: 1978 are now streaming on Netflix. Fear Street Part 3: 1666 premieres on July 16.

In 1994, a group of teenagers discover the terrifying events that have haunted their town for generations may all be connected — and they may be the next targets. Based on R.L. Stine’s best-selling horror series, FEAR STREET follows Shadyside’s sinister history through a nightmare 300 years in the making.

FEAR STREET PART 3: 1666 The origins of Sarah Fier’s curse are finally revealed as history comes full circle on a night that changes the lives of Shadysiders forever.

Jacobs is an actor, producer, and director. She is known for starring in Community. Her portrayal of Britta earned her a nomination for a Critics Choice Award for Best Supporting Actress and the show was awarded the Critics Choice Award for Best Comedy Series. The actress is also recognized for her role in Netflix’s Love. Other television credits include Girls and Invincible. In film, Jacobs can next be seen in STX’s Violence of Action. Recently, she was in the independent film I Used to Go Here as well as Come Play. Other film credits include Ibiza, Life of the Party, Dean, and Don’t Think Twice. Jacobs also recently directed an episode of Marvel’s 616. Currently, she co-hosts and created the podcast Periodic Talks, which focuses on women in STEM for Stitcher.

Zukerman can next be seen as Robert Langdon in Peacock’s new series Dan Brown’s The Lost Symbol. The actor recurs on the Emmy-winning HBO series Succession as Nate Sofrelli. Other television credits include A Teacher, Designated Survivor, The Code, Manhattan, Childhood’s End, and Rush. He has also had important guest arcs on Terra Nova and The Pacific as well as many Australian series. In terms of film, Zukerman most recently starred in IFC Midnight’s The Wind and the independent feature film Language Arts. His big screen debut was in the thriller Blame, which premiered at the 2010 Toronto International Film Festival. On the stage, Zukerman has made his mark with roles in productions such as Angels in America, As You Like It, The History Boys, This Is Our Youth, and BC.

Britt-Gibson can recently be seen playing Bobby Rush in Warner Bros’ Judas and the Black Messiah, which premiered at the 2021 Sundance Film Festival and was nominated for six Oscars, winning two. He can also been seen in Just Mercy, Silk Road, and Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri. On television, the actor is best known for his recurring role on HBO’s critically acclaimed series Barry, which earned him a nomination for a 2019 SAG Award for Best Ensemble. He has appeared in Southland, Shameless, Californication, Power, Get Shorty, and You’re the Worst. Additionally, Britt-Gibson is a screenwriter. His feature She Taught Love is currently in development.


I chatted with the trio about which movie in the trilogy they’re most excited for fans to see, what they can tease about the final film, and their favorite aspect of the horror genre. Watch my interview below to hear their answers!