Adam Scott to enter The Twilight Zone for Nightmare at 30,000 Feet episode

It's been announced that LITTLE EVIL, THE GOOD PLACE, and PARKS AND RECREATION alum Adam Scott will soon be traveling through another dimension, a dimension not only of sight and sound but of mind. He'll journey into a wondrous land whose boundaries are that of imagination. That's the signpost up ahead - his next stop, Jordan Peele's upcoming reboot of the Twilight Zone!

According to reports, Scott will star in the stand-alone episode "Nightmare at 30,000 Feet", a re-imagined presentation of Rod Serling's 1963 tale for the CBS All Access anthology. While the details of his role are being kept under wraps at this time, I can only imagine that Scott will play the part of Bob Wilson for the high-flying frightfest, who was originally portrayed by Star Trek alum William Shatner in the 1963 original episode, and by John Lithgow in TWILIGHT ZONE: THE MOVIE (1983).

Here's the Rod Serling narration for "Nightmare at 20,000 Feet", the original episode upon which the re-imagined version is based:

"Portrait of a frightened man: Mr. Robert Wilson, thirty-seven, husband, father, and salesman on sick leave. Mr. Wilson has just been discharged from a sanitarium where he spent the last six months recovering from a nervous breakdown, the onset of which took place on an evening not dissimilar to this one, on an airliner very much like the one in which Mr. Wilson is about to be flown home—the difference being that, on that evening half a year ago, Mr. Wilson's flight was terminated by the onslaught of his mental breakdown. Tonight, he's traveling all the way to his appointed destination, which, contrary to Mr. Wilson's plan, happens to be in the darkest corner of the Twilight Zone."

Executive produced by GET OUT filmmaker Jordan Peele, THE TWILIGHT ZONE is a product of CBS TV Studios, Peele's Monkeypaw Productions and Simon Kinberg's Genre Kings. Peele and Kinberg will join forced to executive produce the rebooted program, alongside Win Rosenfeld, Audrey Chon, Carol Serling, Rick Berg and Greg Yaitanes. After much speculation, it was announced that Peele will also serve as the show's narrator, a position originally held by The Twilight Zone creator Rod Serling.

THE TWILIGHT ZONE is expected to take viewers behind the curtain of reality beginning in 2019 on CBS All Access.



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