‘The Twilight Zone’ Signs Up Adam Scott for a “Nightmare” Episode

Adam Scott Joins The Twilight Zone

Adam Scott has taken on a role in CBS All Access’ upcoming The Twilight Zone series. According to the network’s official announcement, Scott will star in an episode titled “Nightmare at 30,000 Feet.”

The original The Twilight Zone aired an episode titled “Nightmare at 20,000 Feet ” in October 1963, based on the short story by Richard Matheson. The memorable episode starred William Shatner as Bob Wilson, a husband and father who’s the only passenger on board a flight to spot a creature on the plane’s wing. No one believes him, and he has a history of nervous breakdowns. Unable to convince anyone the flight’s in danger, Bob opens the emergency door and prepares to shoot the gremlin.

When the plane lands, there’s evidence on one of engines that someone (or something) was attempting to wreck the plane.

CBS All Access’ The Twilight Zone has Jordan Peele handling the hosting duties and narrating the series. Peele’s Monkeypaw Productions, Simon Kinberg’s Genre Films, and CBS Television Studios are producing the show. Peele, Kinberg, Win Rosenfeld, Audrey Chon, Carol Serling, Rick Berg, and Greg Yaitanes are executive producing.

Adam Scott’s recent credits include Parks and Recreation, Wet Hot American Summer: Ten Years Later, Big Little Lies, The Good Place, and Ghosted. He also appeared in The Disaster Artist, Little Evil, and The Most Hated Woman in America.

Scott was nominated for two Independent Spirit Awards for The Vicious Kind and Other People. He also earned Critics’ Choice Award nominations for his performances in Parks and Recreation.

The original Twilight Zone series debuted on October 2, 1959 with Rod Serling as host and narrator.

A Look Back at The Twilight Zone, Courtesy of CBS:

“The original The Twilight Zone took viewers to another dimension, a dimension not only of sight and sound, but of mind. It was a journey into a wondrous land of imagination for five years on CBS, from 1959-1964. The godfather of sci-fi series, the show explored humanity’s hopes, despairs, prides and prejudices in metaphoric ways conventional dramas could not.”