A 10-episode second season of CBS All Access “The Twilight Zone” will be arriving this summer directed by the filmmakers behind Spring, Sweetheart, A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night, and Gretel & Hansel. Executive producers Jordan Peele and Simon Kinberg’s modern re-imagining of the classic series will have tough shoes to fill as it takes on new storylines that explore the human conditions and holds up a lens to the culture of our times. The second season will use introspection and the exploration of self to usher viewers into a familiar dimension while keeping the stories up to date via current times. Peele will be the host while being joined by a stellar guest cast from Morena Baccarin, Kylie Bunbury, Jenna Elfman, Sky Ferreira, Tavi Gevinson, Topher Grace, Tony Hale, Gillian Jacobs, David Krumbltz, Thoman Lennon, Sophia Macy, Natalie Martinez, Joel McHale, Chris Meloni, Gretchen Mol, Paula Newsome, Jurnee Smollett, Billy Porter, Jimmi Simpson, Daniel Sunjata, Damon Wayans Jr., and more.
Following are episode titles and cast members in no particular order:
Starring Joel McHale (from “Community” and “Stargirl”) and Brandon Jay McLaren (from “UnREAL” and “Graceland”) and written by Glen Morgan. Directed by Justin Benson and Aaron Moorhead.
Episode: “A Small Town”
Starring Damon Wayans Jr. (from “Happy Endings” and “Let’s Be Cops”), David Krumholtz ( from “The Deuce” and “Evel”), Natalie Martinez (from “Reminiscence” and “The I-Land”), and Paula Newsome (from “Barry” and “Chicago Med”). This episode will be written by Steven Barnes and Tananarive Due and directed by Alonso Alvarez-Barreda.
Episode: “Try, Try”
Starring Topher Grace (from “Blackkklansman” and “Black Mirror”) and Kylie Bunbury (from “When They See Us” and “Pitch”). This episode will be written by Alex Rubens and directed by Jennifer McGowan.
Episode: “You Might Also Like”
Starring Gretchen Mol (from “Boardwalk Empire” and “Manchester by the Sea”) and Greta Lee (“Russian Doll,” and “High Maintenance”) This episode will be written and directed by Osgood Perkins.
Starring Jurnee Smollett-Bell (from “Birds of Prey” and “Lovecraft Country”), Tawny Newsome (from “Space Force” and “Lower Decks”), Sky Ferreira (from “Baby Driver” and “Twin Peaks”), Paul F. Tompkins (from “BoJack Horseman” and “Comedy Bang! Bang!”), and Thomas Lennon (from “Reno 911!” and “Night at the Museum” franchise) Written by Emily C. Chang and Sara Amini and directed by Ana Lily Amirpour.
Starring Morena Baccarin (from the “Deadpool” franchise and “Homeland”), Colman Domingo (from “If Beale Street Could Talk” and “Fear the Walking Dead”) and Tony Hale (from “Veep” and “Toy Story 4”) This episode will be written by Jordan Peele and directed by JD Dillard.
Episode: “The Who of You”
Starring Ethan Embry (from “Grace and Frankie” and “Blindspotting”), Daniel Sunjata (from “Graceland” and “Rescue Me”), and Billy Porter (from “Pose” and “Like a Boss”) Written by Win Rosenfeld and directed by Peter Atencio.
Episode: “A Human Face”
Starring Jenna Elfman (from “Fear the Walking Dead” and “Dharma & Greg”), Chris Meloni (from “The Handmaid’s Tale” and “42”), and Tavi Gevinson (from “Person to Person” and “Enough Said”) This episode will be written by Alex Rubens and Christina Choe.
Episode: “Among The Untrodden”
Introducing Abbie Hern and Sophia Macy. Written by Heather Anne Campbell and directed by Tayarisha Poe.
Episode: “Meet in the Middle”
Starring Jimmi Simpson (from “Westworld” and “Black Mirror: USS Callister”) and Gillian Jacobs (from “Community” and “Love”) This episode will be written by Emily C. Chang and Sara Amini and directed by Mathias Herndl.