‘The Twilight Zone’ remake coming from mastermind Jordan Peele is full to the brim with talent. Now, Seth Rogan will be joining the ranks!
Rogen will star in an upcoming episode of ‘The Twilight Zone,’ written by Alex Rubens. Two episodes will start the series off on Monday, April 1st. The series will then continue weekly on CBS All Access every Thursday starting on April 11th.
While details on Rogan’s episode have not been revealed, it is sure to be a wild ride! Rogan is certainly busy, starring in and producing the romantic comedy ‘Long Shot,’ as well as providing the voice of Pumbaa in Disney’s live-action ‘Lion King.’
Rogan announced his appearance in the remake on his Twitter, mentioning that the show was one of his “favorites of all time.”
I’m gonna be on the Twilight Zone, which is one of my favorite shows of all time, and also I look like I’m attending the premier of a pretty classy porno movie in 1974 in this photo. https://t.co/mh82c07eLX
— Seth Rogen (@Sethrogen) March 2, 2019
‘The Twilight Zone’ remake will feature Peele as the host and narrator, as well as the talents of Ike Barinholtz, John Cho, Taissa Farmiga, Ginnifer Goodwin, Greg Kinnear, Luke Kirby, Sanaa Lathan, Kumail Nanjiani, Adam Scott, Rhea Seehorn, Alison Tolman, Jacob Tremblay, Jessica Williams, DeWanda Wise and Steven Yeun. Talk about a powerhouse cast.
Of course, the iconic Rod Serling originated the role of the narrator and host, which left Peele apprehensive of the big shoes he needed to fill. But, Peele explained that Serling’s mission will not be left in the dust, saying:
“The realization, for me, was that it was an opportunity to attempt to continue with Serling’s mission. If we approach it without ego and sort of bow to Serling, that will hopefully suffice for our fellow Twilight Zone fans but also bring back a show that I think is needed right now. Because it’s a show that has always helped us look at ourselves, hold a mirror up to society.”
Peele’s ‘The Twilight Zone’ remake 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, Glen Morgan, Carol Serling, Rick Berg and Greg Yaitanes.
Don’t miss your chance to visit ‘The Twilight Zone’ when it premieres on April 1st!