“It is a dimension as vast as space and as timeless as infinity,” and it will be coming on April 1st, 2019. This is no April Fool’s Day prank folks, prepare your streaming devices as ‘The Twilight Zone‘ is heading to CBS All Access with Jordan Peele at the helm. The only downside to the April 1st premiere that will kick things off with two episodes is that the third episode won’t drop until April 11th, 2019. However, they will be released on subsequent Thursdays following the third episode’s debut.
Producer, host, and narrator Peele previously said of the series that “Too many times this year it’s felt we were living in a twilight zone, and I can’t think of a better moment to reintroduce it to modern audiences.”
In fact, Peele loves the series so much that his upcoming film ‘Us’ was inspired by one of the original show’s episodes.
Peele wasn’t always set on bringing the series back though:
“The realization, for me, was that it was an opportunity to attempt to continue with Serling’s mission. If we approach it without ego and sort of bow to Serling, that will hopefully suffice for our fellow ‘Twilight Zone’ fans but also bring back a show that I think is needed right now. Because it’s a show that has always helped us look at ourselves, hold a mirror up to society.”
The production team has put together quite an extensive cast to star in these standalone episodes that include the likes of: Ike Barinholtz, John Cho, Lucinda Dryzek, Taissa Farmiga, 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.
Are you looking forward to the release of ‘The Twilight Zone’ on CBS All Access? Do you feel that Jordan Peele and the production team will be able to give us an updated take on the show that also pays tribute to the original? Share your thoughts in the comments below!