Twilight Zone TV series reboot recruits Allison Tolman, John Cho & Jacob Tremblay.
Latest news indicates that the cast of CBS All Access’ upcoming reboot of the classic anthology series The Twilight Zone has just added three more guest stars to its growing cast of members.
John Cho, Allison Tolman, and Jacob Tremblay are now all involved in the upcoming TV series anthology from executive producer, host, and narrator Jordan Peele. They join a cast that includes previously announced stars Sanaa Lathan, Adam Scott, and Kumail Nanjiani.
Details about the episode are being kept under tight wraps, but it has been confirmed that Tremblay’s younger sister, Erica, will also be joining the cast.
Allison Tolman has previously appeared on the casts for Castle Rock and Fargo, while Cho is best known for portraying Hikaru Sulu in the rebooted Star Trek trilogy, Harold in the Harold & Kumar stoner comedy series, and also starring in this year’s edge of your seat thriller Searching. Tremblay appeared earlier this year in The Predator and received universal recognition for his role in the 2015 film Room.
The reboot of The Twilight Zone TV series began principal photography in October, developed by Jordan Peele after the success of last year’s critically acclaimed, Oscar-winning horror film, Get Out, which he wrote, directed, and produced.
Since its’ inception in the late 1950s, The Twilight Zone has maintained its place in pop culture, including reruns on SyFy for New Year’s Eve, and the Disney theme park attraction, The Tower of Terror.
The original series and ran for 80 episodes from 1959 to 1964 where it followed a socially-conscious storytelling approach to explore the human condition and culture of the times. This classic series has had two previous revivals already; the first reboot aired for 110 episodes on CBS in 1985, and a second version, with Forest Whitaker as host, ran for 43 episodes on UPN in the early 2000s.
Another revival was attempted in 2012 with Bryan Singer (Bohemian Rhapsody), who was to develop, executive produce and direct, but this did not come to actualization.
The new series arrives in 2019 on CBS All Access.