Next stop ahead The Twilight Zone. CBS All Access and Get Out, Us writer-director Jordan Peele's high-profile revival aka reimagining of Rod Serling's original 1959 series will debut its first two episodes on April Fool's Day. Peele will serve as host and narrator of the new series; a role made famous by above-mentioned creator Rod Serling, who used socially conscious storytelling to explore the human condition and culture of the times. And today we have the revival's killer extended trailer to share with you guys.
This new extended trailer comes on the heels of CBS All Access sharing two mini-trailers with us earlier this week. Those trailers were for the show's episodes "Nightmare at 30,000 Feet" starring Adam Scott and Chris Diamantopoulos, and "The Comedian" featuring Kumail Nanjiani and Tracy Morgan. Now as fantastic as it was to see that collection of actors enter Jordan Peele's The Twilight Zone in those mini-trailers, today's extended look at the series is leaps and bounds better.
First, we get looks at pretty much every single cast member doing their thing such as Taissa Farmiga (American Horror Story, The Nun), Zazie Beetz (Dear White People, Deadpool 2), and Betty Gabriel (Blumhouse's Upgrade and Jordan Peele's Get Out). Plus, the killer cast aside, this newly extended trailer throws gorgeously strange images our way the likes of which I haven't seen since the trailer for Christopher Nolan's Inception or possibly The Wachowski Siblings' Cloud Atlas. That's to say, I have zero idea what's going on in any of the trailer's 96 seconds, but that's mostly irrelevant as it's epic.
The series is still shrouded in tons of mystery but that said we do know some of the episode titles and the actors that go along with them. These include the above-mentioned episodes "Nightmare at 30,000 Feet" starring Adam Scott and Chris Diamantopoulos, and "The Comedian" featuring Kumail Nanjiani and Tracy Morgan. Add to that we know that the episode called "The Traveler" will feature Steven Yeun and Greg Kinnear, while "Rewind" stars Sanaa Lathan and Glenn Fleshler, and "Point of Origin" boasts Ginnifer Goodwin, James Frain, and Zabryna Guevara.
Then we have "The Blue Scorpion" which is set to feature Chris O'Dowd (Bridesmaids, The IT Crowd) and Amy Landecker (Transparent, Doctor Strange). Oh, and let's not forget about the episode "The Wunderkind" which is the most star-studded entry we know of at this point boasting such names as Seth Rogen, John Cho, Allison Tolman, Jacob and Erica Tremblay, and John Larroquette. The show also has DeWanda Wise, Jessica Williams, Lucinda Dryzek, Rhea Seehorn, Jefferson White, Jonathan Whitesell, Luke Kirby, Ike Barinholtz, and Percy Hynes White lined up for episodes as well.
CBS Television Studios, Monkeypaw Productions, and Genre Films are behind this reboot with Peele serving as executive producer along with Simon Kinberg, Win Rosenfeld, Audrey Chon, Carol Serling, and Rick Berg. Witness the re-imagining of the most iconic series of all time, hosted by Academy Award winner Jordan Peele when The Twilight Zone premieres exclusively on CBS All Access on Monday, April 1. This new trailer comes to us via CBS All Access' Official YouTube channel.