John Cho, Jacob Tremblay and Allison Tolman are the latest stars to sign on to an episode of CBS All Access’ ‘The Twilight Zone’. All three will appear in the episode “The Wunderkind,” which will also include Erica Tremblay, Jacob’s younger sister. No other information about the episode is known, including who will direct. ‘The Twilight Zone’ will be executive produced by Academy Award winner Jordan Peele, who will also appear in each episode as the host/narrator.
Cho is perhaps best known for portraying Sulu in the ‘Star Trek’ movies. Earlier this year, he starred in the indie thriller ‘Searching’ and in the Thanksgiving dark comedy ‘The Oath’. He also provided the voice of the father in the English dub of anime ‘Mirais’.
After breaking out in the 2015 movie ‘Room’, Tremblay has become one of the most in-demand young actors in Hollywood. He appeared last fall in the hit ‘Wonder’, in this summer’s big-budget ‘The Predator’ and the indie drama ‘The Death and Life of John F. Donovan’. He is also filming a small role for the film ‘Doctor Sleep’.
Allison Tolman was nominated for an Emmy for her appearance as Molly Solverson on the first season of ‘Fargo’. (Raven Stewart played the same character as a child in the second installment.) She also appeared in the film ‘Krampus’. More recently, Tolman costarred on the Tru TV series ‘I’m Sorry’.
‘The First Purge’ and ‘Burning Sands’ director, Gerard McMurray is known to be directing the episode “Rewind” which will star Sanaa Lathan. This is expected to be the first episode of the series. Greg Yaitanes (‘Castle Rock’, ‘Genius’) is directing the episode ‘Nightmare at 30,000 Feet’. This episode is is a remake of the most famous of the original series, ‘Nightmare at 20,000 Feet’ which starred William Shatner as a terrified passenger who spies a monster on the wing of a commercial airplane on which he is travelling. Adam Scott is playing the Shatner role.
In all, there will be ten episodes of the first season of ‘The Twilight Zone’. It is expected to premier in the fall of 2019.
Source: The Hollywood Reporter