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12.13.2018

Steven Yeun to star in 'The Twilight Zone' revival

'The Walking Dead' actor returns to TV for Jordan Peele's reboot of the classic anthology series.


Steven Yeun in 'Sorry to Bother You'

Steven Yeun's post-Glenn career keeps chugging along. The Walking Dead and Burning star will lead an episode of director/producer Jordan Peele's upcoming Twilight Zone reboot for CBS All Access.

Steven Yeun cast in the new Twilight Zone series

Details are pretty slim, but according to Collider, Yeun will play the title character in the series' fourth episode "The Traveler," which follows two cops and a mysterious traveler. Say no more. I'm in.

Like Rod Serling's classic anthology series, which originally ran on CBS from 1959 to 1964, Peele's revival will tell self-contained stories in every episode, leaning on science fiction, fantasy and horror to spin tales that hold a mirror up to ourselves and our society.




Peele, who won an Oscar earlier this year for Get Out, will also serve as The Twilight Zone'a narrator and host. Other actors already signed on for roles in the series include John Cho, Kumail Nanjiani, Sanaa Lathan, Adam Scott, Alison Tolman, Jacob Tremblay and Erica Tremblay.

Yeun, best known for playing fan-favorite Glenn Rhee for six seasons on AMC's hit zombie drama The Walking Dead, was recently named best supporting actor by the Los Angeles Film Critics Association for his role in the South Korean film Burning. His other credits include the lead in the action horror film Mayhem and memorable supporting roles in Sorry to Bother You and Okja, in addition to a ton of voiceover work.

By the way, thank you to CBS All Access. I'm looking forward to making my subscription more worthwhile by watching something other than just Star Trek: Discovery.

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