CBS has released a new trailer for The Twilight Zone season finale. This particular episode is titled Blurryman and features a rather interesting pair of stars in the form of Seth Rogen and Zazie Beetz. We're used to seeing Rogen be the funny man in movies such as This Is the End and Knocked Up, but here, he's playing it serious alongside Beetz, who audiences came to know as Domino in Deadpool 2, in addition to her work on the hit series Atlanta. Together, it appears they're going to be taking on a creepypasta-esque figure.
The trailer sees a writer by the name of Sophie Gelson (Zazie Beetz) who is being haunted by a mysterious figure. There are certainly some Slender Man vibes going on here. It's a little tough to get a grip on the overall story and how this is all going to play out, but it's creepy. Fans of the old school episodes will also appreciate that there is a serious nod to one of the show's most iconic episodes, Time Enough at Last, which is the one in which a man with a passion for reading breaks his only pair of glasses in a post-apocalyptic wasteland.
Get Out and Us director Jordan Peele was tapped by CBS to bring the iconic series back to life. There have been a couple of attempts in the past with varying degrees of success, but nothing has quite lived up to the legacy of Rod Serling's creation. CBS seems to like what Peele has done with it, as they've already handed out a season 2 renewal for the series. Peele, in addition to his creative duties behind the scenes, has picked up where Serling left off as host of the show.
Seth Rogen and Zazie Beetz are far from the only big stars who appeared on the series this season. Adam Scott, Tracy Morgan, Ike Barinholtz, John Cho, Lucinda Dryzek, Taissa Farmiga, Greg Kinnear, Luke Kirby, Sanaa Lathan, Kumail Nanjiani, Rhea Seehorn, Allison Tolman and Jacob Tremblay, amongst others, all lent their talents. Critics and audience members seem to be divided on this latest revival. As it stands, season 1 has a 74 percent approval rating on Rotten Tomatoes from critics, to go along with a far more distressing 43 percent audience rating. Clearly, there are some issues that would need to be addressed in order to make this a more well-rounded hit in its sophomore run.
CBS will also release season 1 in black and white starting on May 30, which could help give it that old-school feel some fans may be missing. The series is executive produced by Jordan Peele and Simon Kinberg, alongside Win Rosenfeld, Audrey Chon, Glen Morgan, Carol Serling, Rick Berg and Greg Yaitanes. Blurryman is set to debut on May 30. Be sure to check out the new trailer from the CBS All Access YouTube channel below.