The Twilight Zone Is Coming Back. Here's Everything We Know About the Jordan Peele Reboot.
Since The Twilight Zone ended in 1964, sci-fi nerds have been searching for a possible successor. Though many have tried—with Black Mirror perhaps coming closest in recent years—no one has truly matched the uncanny achievements of Rod Serling's anthology series.
Until, perhaps, now. The Twilight Zone is returning in a new and different form, under the direction of Jordan Peele. On the heels Get Out's success, he just might be the ideal person to revive the cult show (sadly, it's been tried before, to little acclaim). We'll be able to judge when the series debuts—but in the meantime, we'll settle for dishing on the slow drip of The Twilight Zone-related news. Here's everything we know about the reboot so far.
Á LA ROD SERLING, JORDAN PEELE WILL NARRATE AND HOST THE SHOW.
In addition to executive producing alongside writer-producer Simon Kinberg (of X-Men revival fame), Peele is set to step into Serling's iconic role as The Twilight Zone's spiritual and narrative guide.
CASTING IS WELL UNDERWAY—AND WITH AN ANTHOLOGY SERIES, THERE ARE EXPONENTIALLY MORE ROLES TO FILL THAN USUAL.
Parks and Rec's Adam Scott is starring in a new take on the classic episode "Nightmare at 30,000 Feet," and Sanaa Lathan is signed on for a remake of The Twilight Zone's "Rewind" episode. The rest of the season's installments, for which plot details have yet to be revealed, have also lined up a slew of cast members.
Kumail Nanjiani, John Cho, Allison Tolman, Jacob Tremblay, Steven Yeun, Greg Kinnear, Jessica Williams, DeWanda Wise, Lucinda Dryzek, Jefferson White, Jonathan Whitesell, Taissa Farmiga, Ike Barinholtz, Rhea Seehorn, Luke Kirby, and Percy Hynes-White have all signed on for an episode.
WE HAVE A TEASER TRAILER.
In typical teaser fashion, it doesn't give us all that much to go on. But it does promise the series will bow in 2019, and suggests a direct lineage from the original show to this contemporary take.
In the short clip, the iconic intro sequence, featuring Rod Serling's voice—before slowly transitioning to Peele's. Watch below:
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