‘The Twilight Zone’ is Picked Up for Season 2

The Twilight Zone
John Cho as Raff Hanks and Jacob Tremblay as Oliver Foley in ‘The Twilight Zone’ (Photo Cr: Robert Falconer © 2018 CBS Interactive)

CBS All Access wants more of the 2019 version of the classic sci-fi series, The Twilight Zone. The subscription network just announced The Twilight Zone has been renewed for season two five episodes in to season one. New episodes of the first season arrive on Thursdays to CBS All Access subscribers.

“Jordan Peele and Simon Kinberg’s reimagining of The Twilight Zone is off to an amazing start on CBS All Access, driving the most viewers on its premiere day for an original series to date,” said Julie McNamara, Executive Vice President, Original Content, CBS All Access. “Jordan, Simon, the creative team and cast have done a phenomenal job translating the series’ legacy of socially conscious storytelling for modern-day audiences. They are master storytellers, and we look forward to bringing fans further into The Twilight Zone with a second season.”

The new series comes from executive producers Jordan Peele and Simon Kinberg. Win Rosenfeld, Audrey Chon, Glen Morgan, Carol Serling and Rick Berg also executive produced the first season. Peele’s Monkeypaw Productions and Kinberg’s Genre Films produce the series with CBS Television Studios.

Oscar-winning filmmaker Jordan Peele (Get Out) is the host and narrator, taking on the roles Rod Serling handled in the original series.

Season one cast members include Ike Barinholtz, Zazie Beetz, John Cho, Lucinda Dryzek, Taissa Farmiga, James Frain, Betty Gabriel, Ginnifer Goodwin, Zabryna Guevara, Percy Hynes-White, Greg Kinnear, Luke Kirby, Sanaa Lathan, Kumail and Nanjiani. Chris O’Dowd, Seth Rogen, Adam Scott, Rhea Seehorn, Alison Tolman, Jacob Tremblay, Jefferson White, Jonathan Whitesell, Jessica Williams, DeWanda Wise, and Steven Yeun also appear in season one episodes.

The Twilight Zone Details, 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. As the godfather of sci-fi series, the show explored humanity’s hopes, despairs, prides and prejudices in metaphoric ways conventional dramas could not.

In 2019 viewers will enter another dimension with Jordan Peele and Simon Kinberg’s modern re-imagining of the classic. CBS All Access’ The Twilight Zone anthology series will bring the original show’s legacy of socially conscious storytelling to modern day audiences, exploring the human condition and holding a lens up to the culture of our times.