Today at the Television Critics Association Press Tour, CBS All Access Executive Vice President of Original Content Julie McNamara announced that we can expect to see the Jordan Peele-produced and hosted reboot of “The Twilight Zone" on April 1st, premiering with not one but two episodes!
Indiewire reports, “That Monday release will see two new episodes, with successive installments arriving weekly on Thursdays.”
Previously announced cast members include Kumail Nanjiani, Sanaa Latham, Adam Scott, John Cho, Greg Kinnear, Alison Tolman, Jacob Tremblay, Jessica Williams, DeWanda Wise and Steven Yeun.
The new series will be produced by CBS Television Studios in association with Jordan Peele’s Monkeypaw Productions and Simon Kinberg’s Genre Films. Jordan Peele, Simon Kinberg and Marco Ramirez will serve as executive producers for the series and collaborate on the premiere episode. Win Rosenfeld and Audrey Chon will also serve as executive producers.
The original “The Twilight Zone” took viewers to another dimension, a dimension not only of sight and sound but of mind. It was a journey into a wondrous land of imagination for five years on CBS, from 1959-1964. The godfather of sci-fi series, the show explored humanity’s hopes, despairs, prides and prejudices in metaphoric ways conventional drama could not.