“Everything that happens in this universe has to be the way it is.”
CBS All Access will be premiering the Jordan Peele produced and hosted reboot of “The Twilight Zone“ on April 1st with TWO episodes, the first being a new take on the classic episode, Nightmare at 30,000 Feet. This time around, William Shatner (and John Lithgow in the film) will be replaced by Adam Scott.
You can check out the trailers for Nightmare at 30,000 Feet and the Kumail Nanjiani-starring episode titled The Comedian below. Again, both will premier April 1st.
Previously announced cast members also include John Cho, Allison Tolman, Jacob Tremblay, Rhea Seehorn, Steven Yeun, Luke Kirby, Greg Kinnear, Sanaa Lathan, Ike Barinholtz, and Taissa Farmiga.
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.