Hype for the rebooted Twilight Zone project is at a fever pitch. At least among us here at the site. Every thing we know so far, indicated this is can’t miss television. After a series of teasers, focusing on host Jordan Peele, we finally have a sense of what the new series will look like. I’ll just get out of the way so you can see the trailer, in all its glory.
Goodness, this appears to be fantastic. A lot of solidly errie imagery going on. It should also be noted that the trailer only gives a taste of the ten episodes that make up this first season. There’s the right mix of familiar trappings, wrapped lovingly in the shroud of something new. To be honest that’s exactly the best thing everyone could hope for.
Furthermore it’s crazy to see so much amazing talent involved here. That’s just the current state of television though. Big names have been gravitating to the smaller screen in droves recently. Plus it’s not as if the original run of the show wasn’t crammed with great actors. For morem on those who pop up, heresh the official synopsis/press overview, for those not sure what they’ll be tuning in to see:
Jordan Peele will host and narrate THE TWILIGHT ZONE and additional cast members include Ike Barinholtz, John Cho, Lucinda Dryzek, Taissa Farmiga, James Frain, Ginnifer Goodwin, Zabryna Guevara, Percy Hynes-White, Greg Kinnear, Luke Kirby, Sanaa Lathan, Kumail Nanjiani, Adam Scott, Rhea Seehorn, Alison Tolman, Jacob Tremblay, Jefferson White, Jonathan Whitesell, Jessica Williams, DeWanda Wise and Steven Yeun.
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, Glen Morgan, 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” became 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 to 1964. 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.
What do you think? Does this trailer get you even more excited for the show? Are you a big fan of The Twilight Zone, to begin with? Which episode are you most psyched to see reimagined? Sound off in the space provided below. We’re just over a month away from this finally being before our eyes. Enough time to decide if you’re gonna plunk down for another streaming subscription. The new Twilight Zone premieres exclusively on CBS All Access on April 1st. As far as we know, this is still in no way a giant joke. Yet it wouldn’t be unlike the show to have a few tricks up its sleeves.