We learned last night that Steven Yeun (“The Walking Dead”) will be starring in an episode of CBS All Access and Jordan Peele‘s reboot of “The Twilight Zone,“ and Deadline adds today that Greg Kinnear will also be starring in that very same episode. It’s titled “The Traveler,” and it follows two cops and a mysterious traveler.
Alex Rubens (“Key and Peele”) wrote the episode.
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.