Ruairi Macdonald and Jenny Plante have booked roles on Episode 202 of The Twilight Zone.
CBS All Access has renewed “The Twilight Zone” for a second season.
The series, a reboot of the timeless anthology series created by Rod Serling, features Jordan Peele as host, producer and narrator. Episodes to date have featured such thesps as Ike Barinholtz, John Cho, Taissa Farmiga, Ginnifer Goodwin, Kumail Nanjiani, Chris O’Dowd, Seth Rogen, Adam Scott, Jacob Tremblay, and Steven Yeun.
Episode one of the reboot, which premiered on April 1, drove the highest level of unique viewers ever on a premiere day for a CBS All Access original series, according to the streamer.
The series is produced by CBS Television Studios in association with Peele’s Monkeypaw Productions and Kinberg’s Genre Films. Peele and Kinberg serve as executive producers along with Win Rosenfeld, Audrey Chon, Glen Morgan, Carol Serling and Rick Berg.
When The Twilight Zone season 2 was ordered, CBS All-Access’ Executive Vice President of Original Contact, Julie McNamara, noted their intention to provide more “socially conscious storytelling.” While it’s unclear if the basic format will stay the same for The Twilight Zone season 2, viewers can expect Peele to draw inspiration from current events and past movie classics, along with episodes from the original series.
Season 2 is scheduled to release Spring 2020.