The first full trailer for Jordan Peele’s The Twilight Zone reboot has landed, and it has us at the edge of our seats:
Witness the reimagining of the most iconic series of all time, hosted by Academy Award® winner @JordanPeele.#TheTwilightZone premieres April 1, only on @CBSAllAccess: https://t.co/2CmHhdwTm8 pic.twitter.com/LiQv0WP2nG
— The Twilight Zone (@TheTwilightZone) February 21, 2019
If anyone wasn’t on board before, they ought to now be at least a little bit curious.
The Twilight Zone is being produced by CBS Television Studios in association with Jordan Peele’s production company Monkeypaw Productions and Simon Kinberg’s Genre Films. Both Peele and Kinberg will serve as executive producers alongside Win Rosenfeld, Audrey Chon, Carol Serling, Rick Berg and Greg Yaitanes.
The star-studded cast includes Kumail Nanjiani, Greg Kinnear, John Cho, Allison Tolman, Sanaa Lathan, Ada, Scott, Jacob Tremblay and Erica Tremblay, Jessica Williams, Ginnifer Goodwin and DeWanda Wise, with Peele as host and narrator.
US viewers can expect to catch the first two episodes of the series on CBS All Access on 1 April 2019. The subsequent episodes will air weekly on Thursdays, starting from 11 April.
Rod Serling’s The Twilight Zone originally ran from 1959 to 1964, and there have been various revivals and reboots since, not to mention a movie. But with the success of shows like Black Mirror, Philip K Dick’s Electric Dreams and Room 104, it’s obviously a good time to bring it back from a network’s point of view. It also feels like the perfect time for a new batch of social commentary-driven, unsettling SF stories, and on the basis of Get Out, Peele is absolutely the perfect choice for this.
The Twilight Zone will premiere on CBS All Access on 1 April. Get all the latest sci-fi news with every issue of SciFiNow.