Sci-fi fans will want to make sure their CBS All Access subscription is up to date, the network has confirmed that the “The Twilight Zone” is coming back on April 1st. The new series will be the newest original on the service and will debut with two episodes.
Following the series premiere, new episodes of the anthology series will be available on demand weekly on Thursdays beginning April 11th, exclusively for CBS All Access subscribers. The announcement was made today by Julie McNamara, Executive Vice President of Original Content for CBS All Access, at CBS’ biannual Television Critics Association presentation.
As previously announced, Jordan Peele will host and narrate “The Twilight Zone” and additional cast members include Ike Barinholtz, John Cho, Lucinda Dryzek, Taissa Farmiga, Greg Kinnear, Luke Kirby, Sanaa Lathan, Kumail Nanjiani, Adam Scott, Rhea Seehorn, Alison Tolman, Jacob Tremblay, Jefferson White, Jonathan Whitesell, Jessica Williams, DeWanda Wise and Steven Yeun.
The original “The Twilight Zone” premiered on October 2, 1959 on CBS. The series took viewers to another dimension, a dimension not only of sight and sound, but of mind. “The Twilight Zone” became a worldwide phenomenon as it used socially conscious storytelling to explore the human condition and culture of the times. It was a journey into a wondrous land of imagination for five years on CBS, from 1959 to 1964. One of the first sci-fi series on television, the show explored humanity’s hopes, despairs, prides and prejudices in metaphoric ways conventional dramas could not. Every episode of the original series is available to stream now on CBS All Access.
The new reboot of theseries is produced by CBS Television Studios in association with Jordan Peele’s Monkeypaw Productions and Simon Kinberg’s Genre Films. Jordan Peele and Simon Kinberg serve as executive producers along with Win Rosenfeld, Audrey Chon, Glen Morgan, Carol Serling, Rick Berg and Greg Yaitanes. The series is distributed internationally but CBS Studios International.