Jordan Peele’s The Twilight Zone gets CBS All Access premiere date


It’s official, we have a date for Jordan Peele’s episodes of The Twilight Zone and we’re only a few months away.

According to Deadline, CBS All Access will premiere Jordan Peele’s reimagined version of The Twilight Zone on Monday, April 1. (If you ask me, that seems like it’s begging for Peele to play some kind of crazy April Fools Day trick on all of us.)

The reports are that the series will start with two episodes that first day, followed by new episodes available on CBS All Access every week on Thursday beginning April 11.

As a reminder, all of this will be exclusively for CBS All Access subscribers. Monthly subscriptions start at $5.99 (including commercials).

CBS announced this new revival of The Twilight Zone back in 2017. Back in December, Peele said in a press release:

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"“Too many times this year it’s felt like we were living in a twilight zone, and I can’t think of a better moment to reintroduce it to modern audiences.”"

Partnering with Genre Films and Monkeypaw Productions (Peele), Peele will take Rod Serling’s role in the anthology as host and narrator. Joining Peele and Genre Films’ Simon Kinberg in executive producer roles are Win Rosenfeld, Audrey Chon, Glen Morgan, Carol Serling, Rick Berg, and Greg Yaitanes.

Current cast members that have been announced include Ike Barinholtz, John Cho, Lucinda Dryzek, Taissa Farmiga, Greg Kinnear, Luke Kirby, Sanaa Lathan, Kumail Nanjiani, Adam Scott, Rhea Seehorn, Allison Tolman, Jacob Tremblay, Jefferson White, Jonathan Whitesell, Jessica Williams, DeWanda Wise and Steven Yeun.

The original Twilight Zone ran from 1959-1964 on CBS with Rod Serling and the producer, head writer and host. Serling wrote 92 episodes that have gone on to influence many modern science fiction writers today (including creators of Black Mirror and The X-Files).

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This will be another in a line of revival attempts including revivals in the 1980s and early 2000s which were both met with mixed to negative reviews.

What are you looking forward to in this iteration of The Twilight Zone? Let us know your thoughts in the comments.