Last month, we reported that Jacob Tremblay (The Predator) was possibly joining the cast of Jordan Peele's "The Twilight Zone" reboot, which Peele will host. TVLine has confirmed this and also adds that John Cho (Searching) and Allison Tolman (“Fargo”) have also joined the cast.
The actors, including Jacob's younger sister, Erica, will star in an episode titled “The Wunderkind”.
Kumail Nanjiani (“Silicon Valley”), Sanaa Lathan ("The Affair") and Adam Scott (“Parks and Recreation”) were also previously announced as cast members.
The new series will be produced by CBS Television Studios in association with Jordan Peele’s Monkeypaw Productions and Simon Kinberg’s Genre Films. Jordan Peele, Simon Kinberg and Marco Ramirez will serve as executive producers for the series and collaborate on the premiere episode. Win Rosenfeld and Audrey Chon will also serve as executive producers.
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 drama could not.
The series is set for a 2019 premiere.