1:42pm PT by Lesley Goldberg
'Twilight Zone' Sets Star-Studded Cast for Season 2
Season two of CBS All Access' The Twilight Zone is coming into focus.
The streaming service has announced that the sophomore anthology will feature the likes of Morena Baccarin, Colman Domingo, Ethan Embry, Jenna Elfman, Tavi Gevinson, Tony Hale, Abbie Hern, Gillian Jacobs, Sophia Macy, Joel McHale, Chris Meloni, Billy Porter, Jimmi Simpson and Daniel Sunjata. Each will appear in an installment of the 10-episode second season, which is due in summer 2020.
In early May, another round of casting brought Kylie Bunbury, Sky Ferreira, Topher Grace, David Krumholtz, Greta Lee, Thomas Lennon, Natalie Martinez, Brandon Jay McLaren, Gretchen Mol, Paula Newsome, Tawny Newsome, Jurnee Smollett-Bell, Paul F. Tompkins and Damon Wayans Jr. to the series. CBS All Access also announced episode titles, writers and directors for all 10 installments.
Additionally, Twilight Zone executive producer and narrator Jordan Peele has also written an episode for the upcoming season. It will be called "Downtime" and feature Baccarin (Deadpool), Domingo (Fear the Walking Dead) and Hale (Veep).
Here are details of select season two episodes and casting for each:
Starring Morena Baccarin, Colman Domingo and Tony Hale
Written by Jordan Peele, directed by JD Dillard
Episode: “The Who of You”
Starring Daniel Sunjata (Graceland), Ethan Embry (Grace and Frankie) and Billy Porter (Pose)
Written by Win Rosenfeld, directed by Peter Atencio
Episode: “A Human Face”
Starring Jenna Elfman (Dharma & Greg), Chris Meloni (Law & Order: SVU) and Tavi Gevinson (Person to Person)
Written by Alex Rubens, directed by Christina Choe
Starring Joel McHale (Community) and Brandon Jay McLaren (UnReal)
Written by Glen Morgan, directed by Justin Benson and Aaron Moorhead
Episode: “Among the Untrodden”
Introducing Abbie Hern and Sophia Macy
Written by Heather Anne Campbell, directed by Tayarisha Poe
Episode: “Meet in the Middle”
Starring Jimmi Simpson (Westworld) and Gillian Jacobs (Love)
Written by Emily C. Chang and Sara Amini, directed by Mathias Herndl
Episode: "A Small Town"
Starring Damon Wayans Jr. (Happy Endings), David Krumholtz (The Deuce), Natalie Martinez (Kingdom) and Paula Newsome (Barry)
Written by Steven Barnes and Tananarive Due, directed by Alonso Alvarez-Barreda
Episode: "Try, Try"
Starring Topher Grace (BlacKkKlansman) and Kylie Bunbury (When They See Us)
Written by Alex Rubens, directed by Jennifer McGowan
Episode: "You Might Also Like"
Starring Gretchen Mol (Boardwalk Empire) and Greta Lee (Russian Doll)
Written and directed by Osgood Perkins
Starring Jurnee Smollett-Bell (Birds of Prey), Tawny Newsome (Space Force), Sky Ferreira (Baby Driver), Paul F. Tompkins (BoJack Horseman) and Thomas Lennon (Reno 911)
May 4, 8:45 a.m. Updated with additional casting, episode titles, writers and directors.