Steven Yeun is the latest star to sign on for CBS All Access’ reboot of ‘The Twilight Zone’, which is being produced by produced by Jordan Peele, who will also serve as the show’s host/narrator. Yeun will headline an episode named ‘The Traveler’, but no information, including the director, was released.
Like the original Rod Serling creation, ‘The Twilight Zone’ is an anthology, with a brand new story every episode, with a new cast and director. John Cho, Jacob Tremblay, and Allison Tolman will star in an episode called ‘The Wunderkind’ which will also feature Jacob’s sister Erica Tremblay. Adam Scott will star in ‘Nightmare at 30,000 Feet,’ a remake of the most famous episode of the original series, ‘Nightmare at 20,000 Feet’ which starred William Shatner as a passenger terrorized by a monster on the wing of the airplane on which he is travelling. Kumail Nanjiani will star in an episode written by Alex Rubens, but the title was not revealed. Sanaa Lathan will star in what is expected to be the new series’ first episode, entitled ‘Rewind’, directed by ‘The First Purge”s Gerald McMurray.
Filming began on October 1 and is expected to last until March 20, 2019, with the series arriving on CBS All Access in the fall.
Yeun is best known for playing Glenn Rhee for six seasons on AMC’s ‘The Walking Dead’, for which he won a Saturn Award. He has since appeared in the acclaimed Netflix film ‘Okja’, the indie fantasy ‘Sorry to Bother You’, and the South Korean thriller ‘Burning’ (or ‘Beoning’), for which the Los Angeles Film Critics Association awarded him the honor of Best Supporting Actor. He will also appear in Peele’s ‘Weird City’, a six-part science fiction anthology ordered for YouTube Premium. However, YouTube has recently given up the idea of a pay service, so it remains to be seen how ‘Weird City’ will be distributed. (From the sound of things, it will probably just be released for free, but that is NOT confirmed, so don’t quote me.)
He is also a regular voice actor, portraying Keith on Netflix’s ‘Voltron: Legendary Defender’, which has also won awards for its cast, Steve Palchuk on ‘Trollhunters: Tales of Arcadia’ (another award winner), and Wingspan on ‘Stretch Armstrong & the Flex Fighters’.
‘The Twilight Zone’ is expected to premiere on CBS All Access in the fall of 2019.
Source: The Hollywood Reporter