Everything happens so fast. Example: Jordan Peele’s reboot of The Twilight Zone has already has an air date. 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.
The series is probably one of the most star-studded shows scheduled to reach viewers this year, with the list of announced cast members including Kumail Nanjiani, Greg Kinnear, John Cho, Allison Tolman, Sanaa Lathan, Ada, Scott, Jacob Tremblay and Erica Tremblay, Jessica Williams, DeWanda Wise, and Peele as host and narrator.
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 show is set to air on streaming service CBS All Access in 2019.
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.
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