John Cho, Allison Tolman and Jacob Tremblay are about to enter Jordan Peele’s “The Twilight Zone.”
The three actors have been cast on the upcoming CBS All Access reboot, starring in the episode “The Wunderkind,” CBS announced Monday. Jacob Tremblay’s younger sister, Erica Tremblay, will also appear.
Cho, Tolman and the Tremblays are the latest cast members to sign up for the series, joining 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.
Cho was recently seen in the thriller “Searching,” with his other notable small and big screen credits including “The Oath,” the remake of “Total Recall,” the three “Harold & Kumar” movies, Fox’s “The Exorcist” and “Selfie.” Tolman is best known for her performance in the first season of FX’s “Fargo,” for which she won the Critics’ Choice Award and received both Emmy and Golden Globe nominations. Tremblay broke onto the screen opposite Brie Larson in 2015’s “Room.” He also starred in “Wonder,” “The Death and Life of John F. Donovan,” “The Predator” reboot and “Smurfs 2.”
Cho is repped by UTA, 3 Arts Entertainment, Morris Yorn Barnes Levine Krintzman Rubenstein Kohner & Gellman.