We learned earlier this week that the Jordan Peele-produced/hosted reboot of “The Twilight Zone“ will be premiering on CBS All Access on April 1st with two episodes, and tonight sees the release of the series first teaser during the Super Bowl.
The teaser cleverly hijacks the Super Bowl for a quick trip into "The Twilight Zone."
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.