The new Twilight Zone will premiere on CBS All Access in 2 months

Last Updated on July 30, 2021

The Twilight Zone Rod Serling

The new version of the classic anthology series The Twilight Zone that's being executive produced, hosted, and narrated by GET OUT writer/director Jordan Peele officially has a premiere date. While speaking at the Television Critics Association Press Tour yesterday, CBS All Access Executive Vice President of Original Content Julie McNamara announced that the series will be showing up on the streaming service on Monday, April 1st.

There will be two episodes available to watch on that date. The following episodes will be released weekly, every Thursday.

The first season of The Twilight Zone is set to consist of 10 episodes.

We don't know which two episodes they'll be leading with, but we do know details on some of the 10. Sanaa Lathan is in an episode titled Rewind, Adam Scott stars in Nightmare at 30,000 Feet, a remake of the classic Twilight Zone story Nightmare at 20,000 Feet; Jacob Tremblay, Erica Tremblay, John Cho, and Allison Tolman are in an episode called The Wunderkind, about a child President; Steven Yeun and Greg Kinnear star in an episode called The Traveler, which is about two cops and a mysterious traveler (Yeun being the traveler in question); and Kumail Nanjiani is in an unspecified episode. DeWanda Wise, Jessica Williams, Lucinda Dryzek, Jefferson White, and Jonathan Whitesell make up the cast of another unspecified episode, and yet another stars Taissa Farmiga, Rhea Seehorn, Luke Kirby, Ike Barinholtz, and Percy Hynes-White.

One of those "unspecified episodes" could be Last Shuttle, which is about 

a group of astronauts dealing with a crisis.

THE FIRST PURGE's Gerard McMurray directed at least one of the episodes.

The Twilight Zone is being produced by Peele's company Monkeypaw, Simon Kinberg's Genre Films, and CBS Television Studios. Peele and Kinberg are executive producing the show with Win Rosenfeld, Audrey Chon, Rick Berg, Marco Ramirez, Greg Yaitanes, and Carol Serling.

Now we only have two months to wait until we can start watching it.

Source: IndieWire

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