The new Twilight Zone TV anthology series has big shoes to fill. Rod Serling’s original is regarded as one of the best shows of all time, and part of what made the program great was its excellent writing and performances.
The new version is assembling some excellent talent, too, with news today from THR that John Cho (Star Trek, Searching), Allison Tolman (Fargo, Castle Rock), and child actor Jacob Tremblay (Room, Wonder) have joined the cast that already includes Adam Scott, Kumail Nanjiani, and Sanaa Lathan in starring roles.
Cho, Tolman, and Tremblay will star in an episode called “The Wunderkind.” No further details about the episode or the story were divulged. The new Twilight Zone officially entered production in October,
One of the best episodes of the original Twilight Zone featured a child actor as well. The episode “It’s a Good Life” features a six-year-old boy who terrorises his community with his ability to read minds and manifest anything he wants.
The original Twilight Zone featured numerous actors who went on to become very famous, including William Shatner, Ed Wynn, Cloris Leachman, Don Rickles, and Robert Duvall, among many others.
The new Twilight Zone comes from the mind of Jordan Peele, who entered a new stratosphere and success after his acclaimed 2017 film Get Out, for which he won an Oscar. It’s incredibly exciting to think about what Peele, who is narrating, may bring to the table with the new Twilight Zone. The show airs in 2019 on CBS All-Access.
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