Prepare to enter another dimension with brand new casting details from the upcoming reboot of The Twilight Zone.
It was announced on Monday that John Cho (Searching, The Exorcist, Harrold and Kumar Go To White Castle), Allison Tolman (Fargo) and Jacob Tremblay (Room, Wonder) have joined the upcoming series remake. The three stars will appear in an episode titled The Wunderkind, which means wonder child or child prodigy.
CBS All Access is pulling out all the stops with its series casting for The Twilight Zone reboot. Cho, Tolman, and Tremblay join a stellar list of previously announced cast members including host and narrator Jordan Peele in addition to Sanaa Lathan, Adam Scott, and Kumail Nanjiani.
The Twilight Zone is produced by CBS Television Studios in association with Jordan Peele’s Monkeypaw Productions and Simon Kinberg’s Genre Films. Jordan Peele and Simon Kinberg serve as executive producers along with Win Rosenfeld, Audrey Chon, Glen Morgan, Carol Serling, Rick Berg, and Greg Yaitanes.
The original Twilight Zone series first premiered in 1959 and ran through 1964. The series became a worldwide phenomenon due to its out-of-this-world storytelling structure. The series has become a classic in television history bringing to life creepy and interesting tales which are endlessly referenced in today’s modern film and television.
When the news of the reboot was first announced, Peele expressed his excitement over bringing this classic show to television audiences today. He said:
[row]“Too many times this year it’s felt we were living in a twilight zone, and I can’t think of a better moment to reintroduce it to modern audiences.”[/row]
CBS All Access executive Julie McNamara echoed Peele’s excitement regarding the series development and its key players by saying:
[row]“The original The Twilight Zone bridged science fiction, horror, and fantasy together to explore human nature and provide social commentary in a way that audiences had never seen before. Under the auspices of Jordan Peele, Simon Kinberg, and Marco Ramirez, and with the creative freedom that the CBS All Access platform affords, this is an incredible opportunity to bring today’s audiences a modern reimagining of this iconic series.”[/row]
The Twilight Zone reboot will air on CBS All Access. What are your thoughts on The Twilight Zone reboot so far? Let us know what you think in the comment section below.
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