‘Twilight Zone’ Reboot Gets Cast For First Episode

‘Twilight Zone’ Reboot Gets Cast For First Episode

New details have been released about CBS’s new Twilight Zone reboot. Actors John Cho, Allison Tolman, and Jacob Tremley are set to star in the pilot.

Your next stop, the Twilight Zone

Back in September, we received a teaser trailer for the reboot of the Twilight Zone coming to CBS All Access. If you haven’t watched it yet, here it is:

No, your ears aren’t playing tricks on you. Who you’re hearing during the voice over is none other than Jordan Peele, famous for Get Out and Key & Peele.  He will be taking on the duo roles of executive producer and host for the series, just like original creator Rod Serling.

Last year, Jordon Peele definitely proved he had great suspense and story-telling abilities with his psychological thriller, Get out.  With this teaser, he’s also proven that he can perform the same role Rod Serling played as the ominous host who introduced us to each new macabre tale throughout the series.

Today, CBS All Access has announced some big actors starring in its first season, however not much is known about their roles or what episode they will star in. The only episode revealed has been “The Wunderkind,” but all other information, including the plot, is being kept secret. So far we know that John Cho (Searching), Allison Tolman (Fargo), and Jacob Tremblay (The Predator) are all set to star in an episode.  Other stars joining the cast are Adam Scott (Big Little Lies), Kumail Nanjiani (The Big Sick) and Sanaa Lathan (Nappily Ever After).

Top row: John Cho, Allison Tolman, Jacob Tremblay             
Bottom row: Adam Scott, Kumail Nanjiani, Sanaa Lathan

The original Twilight Zone ran on CBS for fives years, from 1959-1964. The show was mostly sci-fi and horror based, and the episodes were based on social commentary of the time. They were presented in fantastical through the use of metaphors. It was revived in the 80s featuring various directors such as Wes Craven. The series even spawned a movie created by Stephen Spielberg in 1983. In 2002 the show was revived for a single season where it was hosted by actor Forest Whitaker.  There were plans to bring it back a third time in 2012, but nothing came from it. The reboot hosted by Jordan Peele will make the official second revival of the series. The Twilight Zone will be available through CBS All Access in 2019.

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