We may be living in The Twilight Zone and Jordan Peele knows it. So, on top of bringing the iconic series back to our screens, he’ll be hosting it, too. In a teaser released on Peele’s yesterday, he also revealed the show is premiering in 2019.
Peele will be filling the shoes of iconic Twilight Zone host, Rod Serling. Serling created and hosted the original series in 1959, on top of writing over 80 episodes. The teaser features the voice of Serling fading into Peele’s voice. It’s a great touch to display how the new series will pay homage and, hopefully, stay loyal to the themes of the original.
— Jordan Peele (@JordanPeele) September 20, 2018
The Twilight Zone is known for its twist endings, bizarre premises, and cultural commentary. Reruns regularly play on SyFy, culminating with an epic marathon on New Year’s Day.
If anyone can do The Twilight Zone justice, it’s Peele, especially after his success with Get Out, which won him an Academy Award, and Key and Peele. After the series was announced in late 2017, Peele told the LA Times:
“Too many times this year it’s felt we were living in a twilight zone, and I can’t think of a better moment to reintroduce it to modern audiences.”
In an age where the series, Black Mirror, reflects societal fears about technology, The Twilight Zone seems like it’s coming at the perfect time. It constantly feels like we live in a simulation, so why not make a show that reflects those feelings of dread and confusion?
The Twilight Zone will come to CBS All Access, CBS’s streaming platform, in 2019. Check back for more updates as they come! What do you think of Peele as the show’s host? Are you excited for the series reboot? Let us know on Twitter, Instagram, Reddit, and in the Horror Fiends of Nightmare on Film Street Facebook group!