Exclusively reported by Collider this afternoon, “The Walking Dead,” Mayhem and Burning star Steven Yeun has landed a role in an episode of Jordan Peele and CBS All Access’ upcoming revival of “The Twilight Zone.“
The site reports, “Sources say that Yeun will play the title character in the series’ fourth episode “The Traveler,” which follows two cops and a mysterious traveler.”
Previously announced cast members include John Cho, Jacob Tremblay, Allison Tolman, Riz Ahmed, Kumail Nanjiani, Sanaa Lathan and Adam Scott.
The new series will be produced by CBS Television Studios in association with Jordan Peele’s Monkeypaw Productions and Simon Kinberg’s Genre Films. Peele, Kinberg and Ramirez will exec produce for the series and collaborate on the premiere episode. Win Rosenfeld and Audrey Chon will also serve as executive producers.
“The Twilight Zone,” created and hosted by Rod Serling, ran as a series on CBS from 1959 to 1964. The show melded fantasy, science-fiction, and horror elements with Serling serving as the exec producer and writing or co-writing 92 of the show’s 156 episodes along with delivering monologues at the beginning and end of each episode.
“The Twilight Zone” will premiere on CBS All Access in 2019.