Adam Scott joins cast of the new ‘Twilight Zone’
Courtesy CBS(VANCOUVER, B.C.) — Adam Scott is heading into The Twilight Zone.
The Parks & Recreation actor is joining the CBS All Access reboot of the classic series. He’ll be starring in the episode “Nightmare at 30,000 Feet.”
The original 1963 episode, called “Nightmare at 20,000 Feet,” starred a pre-Star Trek William Shatner as an airplane passenger who’s recently recovered from a nervous breakdown. He’s convinced he sees a gremlin outside the plane, damaging the engine, but everyone else thinks he’s insane.
As previously announced, Jordan Peele will host and narrate the series. Sanaa Lathan is also set to appear in the episode “Rewind.”
The new Twilight Zone will debut on CBS All Access, the subscription video-on-demand platform, in 2019.
The original Twilight Zone aired on CBS from 1959 to 1964. The award-winning anthology series used science-fiction, fantasy and horror stories to explore social issues of the day.
Since then, there’s also been a 1983 Twilight Zone movie produced by Steven Spielberg, as well as two other short-lived TV reboots, the most recent in 2002, hosted by another Oscar winner, Forest Whitaker. The Emmy-winning Netflix series Black Mirror is often described as a modern-day Twilight Zone.
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