The Twilight Zone ad questions what dimension you’re in

Last Updated on July 30, 2021

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Some of the millions of people watching the Super Bowl tonight probably got pretty freaked out when the signal started breaking up, the picture went dark, and the words "CBS is off the air" appeared on the screen. But no, the network didn't really have a meltdown. This was actually the lead-in for an ad shot specifically for game night in which we get a glimpse into another dimension… The Twilight Zone… Again.

Hosted and narrated by GET OUT's Jordan Peele, the new version of The Twilight Zone will premiere on the CBS All Access streaming service on Monday, April 1st.

The first season of the revival will consist of 10 episodes. Two episodes will be released on April 1st, with the remaining eight being released weekly on Thursdays.

Most details on these episodes have been kept under wraps, but here's what we do know: 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.

There is an episode titled Last Shuttle that's about 

a group of astronauts dealing with a crisis.

THE FIRST PURGE director Gerard McMurray directed at least one episode.

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.

The Super Bowl spot, featuring Peele in host mode, can be seen right here: 

Source: Arrow in the Head

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