The Twilight Zone reboot has expanded its already stellar cast with the addition of John Cho, Jacob Tremblay, and Allison Tolman. The show is set to premiere in 2019 on CBS All Access with producer Jordan Peele also set to host and narrate. Production on the series has already begun, as revealed in a video showcasing Peele delivering the show’s iconic introductory lines. For the past few months CBS has been steadily adding to the reboot’s cast. Viewers can expect plenty of familiar faces in the first season.
Since its initial premiere back in 1959, The Twilight Zone has become an important piece in American culture. The anthology series was created and hosted by Rod Serling and ran until 1964. The show was a successful mixture of sci-fi, horror, and social commentary. CBS has revived the series before due to its popularity. The show has two previous reboots, one in the 1980s, the other in the early 2000s, as well as a movie in 1983. A third revival was greenlit back in 2017. Since then, The Twilight Zone has added Kumail Nanjiani (Silicon Valley), Sanaa Lathan (The Affair), and Adam Scott (Parks and Recreation) to the cast. Scott is set to appear in a remake of the classic episode “Nightmare at 20,000 Feet.”
Cho, Tremblay, and Tolman have signed on as well, albeit for a different episode. According to TVLine, the actors will be in an episode called “The Wunderkind.” Tremblay’s younger sister Erica will star as well. No other details are known at this time.
All three stars will be familiar to audiences. Tremblay is known for his rolls in Room, Wonder, and is set to appear in Stephen King’s Doctor Sleep. It was previously reported that CBS was eyeing Tremblay to join the cast of The Twilight Zone but in an episode called “Kid President.” Some of Cho’s many credits include Star Trek, The Exorcist, and Searching. Tolman is best remembered for Fargo and Krampus.
CBS’s latest Twilight Zone revival is sure to grab viewers’ interest when it airs next year. Not only is the show shaping up to have an impressive cast, but audiences will likely tune in to see what direction Peele intends to go. After his success with Get Out, horror and sci-fi fans will be excited to see how he handles rebooting such an iconic show. Much of the show remains unknown but some mystery makes reentering The Twilight Zone all the more alluring.