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Jordan Peele’s ‘Twilight Zone’ Sets April 1 Premiere Date on CBS All Access

BY Murielle Foster

Published 4 years ago

Jordan Peele's 'Twilight Zone' Sets April 1 Premiere Date on CBS All Access

CBS All Access is set to release Jordan Peele’s reboot of Twilight Zone on April Fool’s day (via The Wrap).

Julie McNamara, CBS All Access executive vice president of original content, announced that the series would release the first two episodes on April 1. The succeeding episodes will come out every Thursday starting April 11.

Aside from executive producing, Peele will also play the narrator, filling the shoes of the original Twilight Zone host Rod Serling. Joining Peele in the cast are comedian Ike Barinholtz, Star Trek’s John Cho, alongside Lucinda Dryzek, Taissa Farmiga, Greg Kinnear, Luke Kirby, Sanaa Lathan, and Kumail Nanjiani. Also appearing are Adam Scott, Rhea Seehorn, Jefferson White, Jessica Williams, DeWanda Wise, and Steven Yeun.

Peele and Simon Kinberg will executive produce alongside Win Rosenfeld, Audrey Chon, Rick Berg, Greg Yaitanes, and Carol Serling. CBS Television Studios will produce the series in association with Peele’s Monkeypaw Productions and Simon Kinberg’s Genre Films.

The original 1959 anthology series was created and hosted by Rod Serling. It released five seasons with 156 episodes. Each episode presented a standalone storyline with different characters finding themselves in bizarre situations. Characters getting caught in the surreal experiences was called entering the “Twilight Zone,” which the series is aptly named.

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