Billy Porter, Joel McHale and Tony Hale Among 14 Cast in ‘Twilight Zone’ Season 2

TCA 2020: Jordan Peele to write an episode for sophomore run of CBS All Access reboot

Last Updated: January 12, 2020 @ 2:07 PM

CBS All Access announced the first batch of cast members for the second season of Jordan Peele’s “Twilight Zone” reboot, led by Billy Porter, Joel McHale and Tony Hale.

Additional cast for the second season includes Morena Baccarin, Colman Domingo, Ethan Embry, Jenna Elfman, Tavi Gevinson, Abbie Hern, Gillian Jacobs, Sophia Macy, Chris Meloni, Jimmi Simpson and Daniel Sunjata. Peele, who narrates the series, will also write the episode, “Downtime,” which features Baccarin, Domingo and Hale.

No character details were given.

The announcement was made by Julie McNamara, executive vice president, original content for CBS All Access, during the Television Critics Association press tour on Sunday. The second season will premiere sometime in 2020.

“The Twilight Zone” is 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.

Rod 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 starting in 1985, and a second version, with Forest Whitaker as narrator, ran for 43 episodes on UPN in the early 2000s.

Here’s the episode list from CBS All Access, in no particular order:

Episode: “The Who of You”

Starring Daniel Sunjata, Ethan Embry, and Billy Porter
Written by Win Rosenfeld

Episode: “A Human Face”

Starring Jenna Elfman, Chris Meloni, and Tavi Gevinson
Written by Alex Rubens

Episode: “8”

Starring Joel McHale
Written by Glen Morgan

Episode: “Among The Untrodden”

Starring Abbie Hern and Sophia Macy
Written by Heather Anne Campbell

Episode: “Meet in the Middle”

Starring Jimmi Simpson and Gillian Jacobs
Written by Emily C. Chang and Sara Amini

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