Word came in recently that CBS were planning to reboot classic anthology series The Twilight Zone and now it’s official, with their streaming service CBS All Access having given the series order and Jordan Peele (Get Out) is one of the producers. Peele will also narrate, stepping into the shoes worn by Rod Sterling.
The first set of casting is now underway and The Big Sick’s Kumail Nanjiani has joined the cast that already includes Sanaa Lathan and Adam Scott.
The original incarnation of The Twilight Zone ran on CBS for 156 episodes from 1959-64, and became a key influence on the likes of The Outer Limits and, more recently, Black Mirror. No details regarding the content of the new episodes have been revealed, but a premiere date has been slated for 2019.
Words: Jessy Williams (@JessyCritical)