We can’t keep our calm because CBS All Access has unveiled an extended trailer for The Twilight Zone. There’s a lot of excitement around the revival of Rod Serling’s iconic anthology series right now! The new Twilight Zone is being produced by Jordan Peele. Peele is quickly becoming one of the hottest names in socially relevant genre fare. This is all because of the one-two punch of his Oscar-winning directorial debut on 2017’s Get Out. He is also serving as the revival’s narrator. His involvement alone has lent the show a good deal of credibility, ahead of its launch on CBS’ subscription-based streamer.
The show’s cast includes Adam Scott, Kumail Nanjiani, Sanaa Lathan, John Cho, Jacob Tremblay, Allison Tolman, Greg Kinnear, Steven Yeun, Tracy Morgan, Chris O’Dowd, and Ike Barinholtz, among others. They barely have a week to go before the show launches, CBS All Access is giving The Twilight Zone one last push by releasing the extended trailer online.
The Twilight Zone – Plot
Similar to Serling’s original run, The Twilight Zone revival will clearly be using horror, suspense, and satire to comment on the state of things in the world today. The extended trailer alone is full of enticing glimpses at the episodes to come, starting with a sneak peek at the premiere, “Nightmare at 30,000 Feet”. It is a re-imagining of the classic Twilight Zone episode “Nightmare at 20,000 Feet”, based on Richard Matheson’s short story. The other episodes glimpsed here include “The Comedian”. It is an instalment where Nanjiani plays a stand-up comic who makes a deadly deal with a mysterious man (Morgan), an episode in which Tremblay plays a kid who runs for political office; and entry where, for no doubt, creepy reasons, a demented and blood-splattered Barinholtz wishes someone happy birthday.
All in all, The Twilight Zone continues to look assuring on its own terms. The Twilight Zone begins streaming Monday, April 1 exclusively on CBS All Access.
(Source: Screen Rant)