Kumail Nanjiani Cast to Lead Twilight Zone Episode

CBS All Access' upcoming reboot of the popular anthology series The Twilight Zone has cast another guest lead for its inaugural season.

Kumail Nanjiani (The Big Sick) will guest star on an episode of the revival series in a lead role written by Alex Rubens. Rubens previously worked with executive producer and host Jordan Peele on Key and Peele and The Last OG.

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Principal photography on the new Twilight Zone began last month and is expected to premiere on CBS All Access sometime next year. The upcoming revival is the third time the anthology series has been resurrected from its original run from 1959-1964 with a CBS revival series from 1985-1989 and a UPN revival from 2002-2003. Peele was tapped to develop the revival after the success of his 2017 horror film Get Out and confirmed he would host the new series this past September.

Details on Nanjiani's role and episode details are still currently being kept under wraps as to whether its a remake of a previous episode or a brand new story altogether.

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Produced and hosted by Jordan Peele, The Twilight Zone is slated to premiere in 2019 on CBS All Access, 60 years after the premiere of the original series on CBS.

(via The Hollywood Reporter)

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