Sanaa Lathan Is Cast In The Twilight Zone

The Jordan Peele-helmed reimagining premieres in 2019, exclusively on CBS All Access.
Posted on Oct 11, 2018 | 11:00am
Sanaa Lathan joins the first season of the new CBS All Access original series The Twilight Zone and will star in the episode “Rewind.” Lathan is the latest addition to The Twilight Zone cast alongside previously announced host and narrator Jordan Peele.

A Tony Award-nominated actress, Lathan most recently appeared on Showtime’s critically acclaimed series The Affair and produced and starred in Netflix’s original film Nappily Ever After.

READ: The Twilight Zone Begins Production For A 2019 Premiere

Lathan’s credits also include the limited event series Shots Fired alongside Helen Hunt, Stephen Moyer, and Richard Dreyfuss, Nip/Tuck and A Raisin In The Sun, as well as films including American Assassin, Now You See Me Too, the Sony thriller The Perfect Guy, The Best Man Holiday, Contagion, and Love and Basketball. Lathan was nominated for Best Performance by a Featured Actress TONY Award for her role in the Broadway production of A Raisin in the Sun.

The Twilight Zone is produced by CBS Television Studios in association with Jordan Peele’s Monkeypaw Productions and Simon Kinberg’s Genre Films. Jordan Peele and Simon Kinberg serve as Executive Producers, along with Win Rosenfeld, Audrey Chon, Carol Serling, Rick Berg, and Greg Yaitanes.

The original The Twilight Zone premiered on Oct. 2, 1959 on CBS. The series took viewers to another dimension, a dimension not only of sight and sound, but of mind. The Twilight Zone become a worldwide phenomenon as it used socially conscious storytelling to explore the human condition and culture of the times. It was a journey into a wondrous land of imagination for five years on CBS, from 1959-1964.

STREAM: Classic Episodes Of The Twilight Zone On CBS All Access

The godfather of sci-fi series, the show explored humanity’s hopes, despairs, prides, and prejudices in metaphoric ways conventional dramas could not. Every episode of the original series is available to stream now on CBS All Access.

Stay tuned for more The Twilight Zone news, and stream it on CBS All Access when the series premieres in 2019.