Mark Zuckerberg hires ‘Nope’ star Keke Palmer to explain his metaverse


Keke Palmer’s next job strays from her role in “Nope.”

Mark Zuckerberg’s Meta has hired Palmer, 28, to host “Are We There Yet?” — a video series that explains the metaverse.

The series will hype the “boundless possibilities” of Meta’s virtual reality platforms, according to Variety.

The first episode of the series was released Tuesday and shows the star of Jordan Peele’s latest film behind the wheel of a car alongside Vishal Shah, Meta’s VP of metaverse. 

“Could I reconstruct the Titanic, sail past an iceberg and scream, ‘Not this time, suckers!’?” Palmer asks Shah, 39.

“You can do a version of that now,” Shah responds.

“Are We There Yet?” is a “road trip into the metaverse” where Palmer will chat with “creators, educators and experts to find out where the metaverse stands now — and what’s coming in the future.”

Keke Palmer hosts a new video series explaining the metaverse.
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The first episode shows Keke Palmer behind the wheel of a car alongside Vishal Shah.
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The series will hype the “boundless possibilities” of Meta’s virtual reality platforms.
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With Palmer as host, she’ll have different guests in the virtual passenger seat in every episode. 

Shah, the first guest, told Palmer that “the metaverse is the next phase of the internet.

“And the main difference between the internet we use today and the next phase is that we can feel like we are there with other people in a way we can’t feel in our digital experiences today,” he continued.

Before the premiere of Jordan Peele’s “Nope,” Meta launched a VR experience for the movie. Users were able to explore the film’s Haywood Ranch and unlock easter eggs.

Meta, which changed its corporate name from Facebook, has been focusing on creating a virtual reality metaverse of the future.