The cast of CBS All Access’ upcoming science fiction series The Twilight Zone has expanded by three. John Cho (Searching), Allison Tolman (Good Girls), and Jacob Tremblay (The Book of Henry) have signed on to the season one episode, “The Wunderkind.”
The reboot of The Twilight Zone will be hosted and narrated by actor/filmmaker Jordan Peele. Peele’s Monkeypaw Productions is producing the new Twilight Zone with CBS Television Studios and Simon Kinberg’s Genre Films. Peele and Kinberg are joined by Win Rosenfeld, Audrey Chon, Glen Morgan, Carol Serling, Rick Berg, and Greg Yaitanes as season one executive producers.
Cho, Tolman, and Tremblay join previously announced cast members Sanaa Lathan, Adam Scott, and Kumail Nanjiani in the show’s upcoming first season.
John Cho’s recent credits include The Exorcist TV series, The Oath, Better Luck Tomorrow, and the Star Trek and Harold & Kumar films. Cho earned a Film Independent Spirit Awards nomination in the Best Male Lead category for 2018’s Searching.
Allison Tolman earned a Golden Globe and a Primetime Emmy Award nomination for her work in FX’s Fargo. She took home the Critics’ Choice Award in the Best Supporting Actress in a Movie/Miniseries category for Fargo. Tolman’s credits also include Castle Rock, Downward Dog, Krampus, and The Sisters Brothers.
Jacob Tremblay burst onto the scene in the 2015 dramatic film Room starring Brie Larson. Tremblay earned the Critics’ Choice Best Young Actor/Actress award and the Breakthrough Performance award from National Board of Review. He was nominated in the Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Supporting Role by the Screen Actors Guild.
CBS All Access is targeting a 2019 premiere. In anticipation of the reboot, CBS All Access has every episode of the classic series hosted by Rod Serling available to stream.
A Look Back at The Twilight Zone, Courtesy of CBS All Access:
“The original The Twilight Zone premiered on Oct. 2, 1959 on CBS. The series took viewers to another dimension, a dimension not only of sight and sound, but of mind. “The Twilight Zone” became a worldwide phenomenon as it used socially conscious storytelling to explore the human condition and culture of the times. It was a journey into a wondrous land of imagination for five years on CBS, from 1959 to 1964. The godfather of sci-fi series, the show explored humanity’s hopes, despairs, prides and prejudices in metaphoric ways conventional dramas could not.”