CBS has announced the premiere date for the new The Twilight Zone. The TV series will debut on CBS All Access, and be exclusive for subscribers.
The Twilight Zone is scheduled to premiere on April 1, and no that’s not an April Fool’s Day joke. Two episodes will be available for subscribers on Monday, April 1, with new ones releasing on a weekly basis starting Thursday, April 11. The new series comes from the mind of Jordan Peele, who is also the host and narrator of the show. His production company, Monkeypaw, is set to produce the series.
Other cast members for the The Twilight Zone include Ike Barinholtz, John Cho, Lucinda Dryzek, Taissa Farmiga, Greg Kinnear, Luke Kirby, Sanaa Lathan, Kumail Nanjiani, Adam Scott, Rhea Seehorn, Alison Tolman, Jacob Tremblay, Jefferson White, Jonathan Whitesell, Jessica Williams, DeWanda Wise and Steven Yeun. A reimagined version of the original The Twilight Zone’s “The Wunderkind” episode is already confirmed for this new series, but details have not yet been released for other episodes.
This new The Twilight Zone follows the format of the original show, which ran from 1959 to 1964. The original series is a collection of short stories, each about a mysterious dimension that its narrator refers to as “not only of sight and sound, but of mind.” Episodes covered a wide variety of supernatural and science fiction events that befell ordinary people, which range from a frantic driver being pursued by a mysterious hitchhiker to a beautiful woman born in a society that values ugly facial features.
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