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THE TWILIGHT ZONE Teaser Reveals Jordan Peele as Host!

THE TWILIGHT ZONE Teaser Reveals Jordan Peele as Host!

UPDATE, 9/20/18 – As revealed by an appropriately eerie new trailer, Jordan Peele will not only serve as the creative force behind the new iteration of The Twilight Zone, but will in fact be taking over Rod Serling’s spotlighted position as series host. If we should expect the new series to uphold the traditional format of the franchise, this will likely translate to Peele introducing episode premises, providing some narration, and wrapping things up at the end with a few quick maxims about why humankind is sort of a blight. The teaser also reveals that the series will premiere sometime in 2019 on CBS All Access. Watch below to get in a spooky mood!

12/6/17 – More than a year after the initial announcement of the project, CBS All Access’ Twilight Zone reboot has landed an official creative team. Jordan Peele, he of Key & Peele and director of the incredible Get Out, will produce the project along with X-Men kingpin Simon Kinberg and Daredevil and The Defenders producer Marco Ramirez. No further details yet, though Get Out has given us hope that Peele can really instill a Twilight Zone series with the sort of biting social commentary and creative sci-fi and thriller premises that made the original run such a cultural phenomenon.

4/18/16 – As the opening narration of The Twilight Zone often noted, “You unlock this door with the key of imagination.” BioShock creator Ken Levine knows a lot about unlocking doors to other worlds, and he’ll be one of the key figures behind the upcoming revival of The Twilight Zone!

The Wrap is reporting that CBS and Interlude are bringing The Twilight Zone back as an interactive experience. Essentially, the new Twilight Zone will give viewers a “choose your own adventure” approach to the story by allowing them to make choices that affect the narrative. According to CBS, the new incarnation “will honor the original series” while also allowing fans to revisit the story to explore multiple outcomes. This Twilight Zone sounds more like a game than a TV series, which makes sense given Levine’s background in game development.

Although CBS didn’t say where the new Twilight Zone would run, it seems like a natural fit for CBS All Access, the streaming service that already has a new Star Trek series lined up to debut next year. Adding The Twilight Zone to that package could make CBS All Access more enticing for genre fans.

The Twilight Zone was created and hosted by Rod Serling in 1959, and it became widely acclaimed as one of the greatest television series of all time. The Twilight Zone has previously been revived twice as a TV series, and once as a feature film.

Are you excited about the return of The Twilight Zone as an interactive experience? Let us know what you’re thinking in the comment section below!

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