We’re getting dangerously close to getting to the point where it’ll be quicker to list all the intriguing names who aren’t a part of CBS All Access’ upcoming reboot of “The Twilight Zone.” Add to that ever-growing list Seth Rogen, who’ll appear in one episode of the series, which premieres April 1.
The unnamed episode will be scripted by “Key & Peele” alum Alex Rubens, who is writing for the new series that features Jordan Peele stepping into the Rod Serling roles as both narrator and executive producer.
Rogen is the latest addition to the cast following the first trailer, which also revealed the involvement of Tracy Morgan. The rapidly-expanding ensemble for the series also includes Kumail Nanjiani, Sanaa Lathan, Alison Tolman, John Cho, Jacob Tremblay, Rhea Seehorn, Jessica Williams, DeWanda Wise, Adam Scott, Steven Yeun, Greg Kinnear, Luke Kirby, and Chris Diamantopoulos.
Rogen is joining the cast of the series, but could easily have slipped behind the camera as well. Along with Evan Goldberg, the filmmaking pair has worked on a number of TV series over the past few years, including “Preacher” and “Future Man.” Most recently, Rogen and Goldberg served as directors and executive producers on the Showtime series “Black Monday.”
As far as directors on this new journey into “The Twilight Zone,” “The First Purge” filmmaker Gerard McMurray tops a list that also includes former “Quarry” showrunner Greg Yaitanes. This new announcement of Rogen’s involvement also solidifies CBS All Access’ upcoming release plan for this new series: The first two episodes will be available on April 1, with new installments coming on Thursdays beginning April 11.