2019-01-15 02:57:30 UTC
Theres a lot of great stuff coming in 2019, but few things have us as curious
as The Twilight Zone reboot. On one hand, its an iconic franchise that could
lose some of its luster by coming back. On the other hand, the more we hear
about it, the better it sounds. In case youve missed all thats going on around
the show, heres everything we know so far.
Things started in November of 2017 when news broke that Twilight Zone was coming
back on CBS All Access, the CBS streaming service best known for Star Trek:
Discovery. Plus, among the executive producers? Jordan Peele, who would soon win
an Oscar for writing the very Twilight Zone-ish film Get Out.
The original Twilight Zone was an anthology show, with each episode telling a
different story with different characters. The one constant was creator Rod
Serling as the host. This new version, slated for 10 episodes to start, would
need its own host too. After a few months without an update, we got the answer
as to who that would be. The host would be Jordan Peele himself.
The realization, for me, was that it was an opportunity to attempt to continue
with Serlings mission, Peele said at the time. If we approach it without ego
and sort of bow to Serling, that will hopefully suffice for our fellow Twilight
Zone fans but also bring back a show that I think is needed right now. Because
its a show that has always helped us look at ourselves, hold a mirror up to
With a host in place and writing surely underway, casting began.
First up to join the show was Sanaa Lathan, for an episode called Rewind.
Next was Adam Scott, in an episode called Nightmare at 30,000 Feet, a
not-so-subtle homage to the classic episode Nightmare at 20,000 Feet, which
starred William Shatner.
Comedian Kumail Nanjiani was cast next, in an episode written by Key and Peele
writer Alex Rubens.
John Cho, Jacob Tremblay, and Allison Tolman were then cast in an episode called
Wunderkind. Again like the rest of these episodes, nothing is known besides
Former Walking Dead star Steven Yeun was next added to the series, set to star
in an episode called The Traveler. That episode will also star Greg Kinnear.
Then, most recently, actors DeWanda Wise and Jessica Williams joined the show,
in whats so far another mystery episode.
·A reboot of The Twilight Zone is coming sometime this year to CBS All Access.
·Jordan Peele is one of the executive producers and will be the on-camera host.
·Its likely to be 10 episodes.
·We know the titles of four episodes: Rewind, Nightmare at 30,000 Feet,
Wunderkind, and The Traveler.
·The major actors cast (so far) are Sanaa Lathan, Adam Scott, Kumail Nanjiani,
John Cho, Jacob Tremblay, Allison Tolman, Steven Yeun, Greg Kinnear, DeWanda
Wise, and Jessica Williams.
·IMDB lists dozens more, along with crew, but those are unconfirmed.
·We still dont know when it will premiere, other than sometime in 2019.