TVLine confirms rumors that The Predator‘s Jacob Tremblay will be entering the “The Twilight Zone” while further adding that John Cho (“The Exorcist”, Searching) and Allison Tolman (“Fargo”) have also joined Jordan Peele‘s reboot, which he will host.
The actors — along with Tremblay’s younger sister, Erica — will star in an episode titled “The Wunderkind”.
Previously announced cast members include Kumail Nanjiani (“Silicon Valley”), Sanaa Lathan (The Affair) and Adam Scott (“Parks and Recreation”), the last of whom will potentially appear in a remake of the original “Twilight Zone‘s” iconic “Nightmare at 20,000 Feet” installment.
The new series, which is eyeing a 2019 debut, will be produced by CBS Television Studios in association with Peele’s Monkeypaw Productions and Simon Kinberg’s Genre Films. Peele and Kinberg serve as executive producers along with Win Rosenfeld, Audrey Chon, Carol Serling, Rick Berg and Greg Yaitanes.
Serling created the original series, which ran for 80 episodes from 1959 to 1964, and used socially-conscious storytelling to explore the human condition and culture of the times. There have been two prior revivals of the classic series. The first reboot aired for 110 episodes on CBS in 1985, and a second version, with Forest Whitaker in Serling’s role, ran for 43 episodes on UPN in the early 2000s.