Jordan Peele’s anticipated reboot of The Twilight Zone is constantly adding new stars, and this week’s additions include Jessica Williams and DeWanda Wise, according to TheWrap.
For those unfamiliar with the actors, Williams is best known for starring in The Incredible Jessica James, acting as a correspondent on The Daily Show and being half of the hosting team behind hit podcast 2 Dope Queens, while Wise is known for leading Spike Lee’s Netflix series She’s Gotta Have It,
Williams and Wise are set to star together in the same episode, which will also feature Lucinda Dryzek, Jefferson White and Jonathan Whitesell.
The actors join a host of other announced cast members including Kumail Nanjiani, Greg Kinnear, John Cho, Allison Tolman, Sanaa Lathan, Ada, Scott, Jacob Tremblay and Erica Tremblay, and Peele as host and narrator.
The Twilight Zone is being produced by CBS Television Studios in association with Jordan Peele’s production company Monkeypaw Productions and Simon Kinberg’s Genre Films. Both Peele and Kinberg will serve as executive producers alongside Win Rosenfeld, Audrey Chon, Carol Serling, Rick Berg and Greg Yaitanes. The show is set to air on streaming service CBS All Access in 2019.
Rod Serling’s The Twilight Zone originally ran from 1959 to 1964, and there have been various revivals and reboots since, not to mention a movie. But with the success of shows like Black Mirror, Philip K Dick’s Electric Dreams and Room 104, it’s obviously a good time to bring it back from a network’s point of view. It also feels like the perfect time for a new batch of social commentary-driven, unsettling SF stories, and on the basis of Get Out, Peele is absolutely the perfect choice for this.
The Twilight Zone will premiere on CBS All Access in 2019. Get all the latest sci-fi news with every issue of SciFiNow.