When Jordan Peele does something, we’re duty-bound to pay attention. The comedian turned horror maestro wowed the pants off of us – and the Academy – with his debut feature, Get Out, one of the biggest movie events of the last decade. And, lucky for us, he shows no signs of stopping. This March, his next feature, Us, will debut, and he’s also producing a Candyman remake for next year.
That’s all good and exciting, but I can’t deny that my most anticipated Peele project on the horizon is The Twilight Zone. The original Rod Serling horror anthology is one of the greatest TV shows of all time, and easily one of the most iconic.
Peele will step into Serling’s shoes for the CBS All Access reboot, and a new trailer just dropped, giving us an even closer look at his take on the classic series.
Fittingly, The Twilight Zone will premiere with two episodes on Monday, April 1, 2019, with all subsequent episodes airing Thursdays beginning April 11, 2019. The new trailer also pulls back the curtain to show snapshots of what we’ll be seeing in Peele’s The Twilight Zone, as opposed to the Super Bowl spot that aired a few weeks ago.
The trailer doesn’t show us any footage from the series, but it does feature a fun meta deconstruction of Super Bowl trailers. “Witness an empty space filled with thousands of screaming people,” says a suited Peele as he walks through an abandoned football stadium. “A man, both nowhere and everywhere at the same time. Answers are new questions, the unthinkable is the expected, and truth is not the truth. What dimension are you even in?”
Sounds like The Twilight Zone, all right! According to a press release, the trailer was filmed in the Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta last night, ahead of the Big Game. The famous Twilight Zone door was even assembled on the 50-yard line. Pretty cool!
We already know a few things about Peele’s Twilight Zone reboot. It has a stacked cast, for one. Greg Kinnear, Steven Yeun, John Cho, Jacob Tremblay, Ike Barinholtz, Taissa Farmiga, Allison Tolman, and Kumail Nanjiani will all star in episodes. Adam Scott and Sanaa Lathan will also appear in a reimagined version of “Nightmare at 20,000 Feet,” the iconic episode starring William Shatner and a scary plane gremlin.
The Twilight Zone will premiere on CBS All Access on April 1.