Greg Kinnear has signed on with “The Twilight Zone” and will appear in the episode “The Traveler.” The reboot is on track to premiere on CBS All Access in 2019.
The Academy Award-nominated and Emmy Award-winning Kinnear joins previously announced star Steven Yeun in the episode, CBS announced today.
“The pair join host and narrator Jordan Peele and cast members John Cho, Sanaa Lathan, Kumail Nanjiani, Adam Scott, Allison Tolman and Jacob Tremblay,” CBS added.
“The Twilight Zone” is produced by CBS Television Studios in association with Jordan Peele’s Monkeypaw Productions and Simon Kinberg’s Genre Films. Jordan Peele and Simon Kinberg are executive producers along with Win Rosenfeld, Audrey Chon, Glen Morgan, Carol Serling, Rick Berg and Greg Yaitanes.
CBS says of the original “Twilight Zone,” which premiered Oct. 2, 1959, on the network: “The series took viewers to another dimension, a dimension not only of sight and sound, but of mind. ‘The Twilight Zone’ became a worldwide phenomenon as it used socially conscious storytelling to explore the human condition and culture of the times. It was a journey into a wondrous land of imagination for five years on CBS, from 1959 to 1964. The godfather of sci-fi series, the show explored humanity’s hopes, despairs, prides and prejudices in metaphoric ways conventional dramas could not.”
The original series is currently streaming on CBS All Access.