Greg Kinnear Latest to Join Jordan Peele’s ‘Twilight Zone’ Reboot

Actor will star alongside Steven Yeun on “The Traveler” episode of CBS All Access series

Last Updated: December 13, 2018 @ 12:25 PM

Greg Kinnear has joined Jordan Peele’s “The Twilight Zone” reboot at CBS All Access, an individual with knowledge of the casting tells TheWrap.

He will star alongside Steven Yeun on the episode titled “The Traveler.” Both a description for Yeun’s character and the plot details for the installment have yet to be revealed.

Kinnear is the latest to join the reboot. Previously announced cast members include Yeun, John Cho, Allison Tolman, Jacob Tremblay, Sanaa Lathan, Adam Scott and Kumail Nanjiani.

Peele is executive producing and narrating, stepping into the role that Rod Serling made famous. You can get a taste of what Peele’s narration will sound like here.

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.