Seth Rogen is getting ready to enter another dimension known as The Twilight Zone. The prolific writer, actor, director and producer has officially signed on to star in an episode of the rebooted series, which debuts on CBS All Access next month. Jordan Peele, writer and director of Get Out and the upcoming Us, is behind the reboot and will also serve as its new host, taking on the role previously held by series creator Rod Serling.
According to multiple reports, Seth Rogen has boarded an episode of The Twilight Zone reboot. Unfortunately, details regarding the charter he will play and the episode he'll be starring in remain under wraps at the moment. The episode will be written by Alex Rubens. He joins an already stacked cast for the show's first season which includes appearances from Adam Scott, Tracy Morgan, Ike Barinholtz, John Cho, Lucinda Dryzek, Taissa Farmiga, Greg Kinnear, Luke Kirby, Sanaa Lathan, Kumail Nanjiani, Rhea Seehorn, Allison Tolman, Jacob Tremblay, Jefferson White, Jonathan Whitesell, Jessica Williams, DeWanda Wise and Steven Yeun.
The Twilight Zone, in its fresh new form, is set to debut on April 1 with two new episodes. While the episode titles haven't been revealed, we know that this reboot will be tackling some classic episodes, with Adam Scott set to appear in a new take on Nightmare at 20,000 Feet, which originally starred a young William Shatner. The recently released trailer contained nods to several classic episodes, but it doesn't appear as though they're going to rehash the material beat for beat. There are some episodes of the original run that lean toward a comedic tone. It's possible they could use Seth Rogen's talents for just such an episode. Then again, Rogen has also proved himself to be an effective dramatic actor in projects like Steve Jobs, in which, he portrayed Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak.
Rod Serling's original run of The Twilight Zone ran for an impressive 156 episodes on CBS from 1959 to 1964. In the years since, it has been revived twice, with limited success. The first attempt came in the 80s and lasted for three seasons. The second ran for just a single season, from 2002 to 2003. CBS All Access, the network's streaming service that also plays host to Star Trek Discovery, managed to sign up Jordan Peele coming hot off of Get Out, which bodes will for this latest iteration.
This is just one of many projects Seth Rogen has on deck. On screen, he's set to star alongside Charlize Theron on Long Shot, which debuts at SXSW this month. He's also voicing Pumbaa in Disney's upcoming reimagining of The Lion King, which arrives this summer. Elsewhere, he's producing and directing a TV series titled Console Wars with his creative partner Evan Goldberg, as well as a movie about a music festival gone wrong, similar to Fyre, with The Lonely Island. This news was previously reported by The Wrap.