The new Twilight Zone will strike a balance between offering new spins on old classics of the Rod Serling era and telling new stories, if the trailers are any indication. Adam Scott stars in "Nightmare at 30,000 Feet," an update on the William Shater-led episode in which he believes he sees gremlins messing with the wings of his airplane. Kumail Nanjiani stars in "The Comedian" which seems like a deal-with-the-devil story where the devil is Tracy Morgan. Nanjiani strikes some sort of deal to advance his career, but like all of these tales it comes with unforeseen costs. (The guess of one longtime fan: he loses the subjects of his material.)
Twilight Zone premieres on April 1, with two episodes. After that a new episode will drop once a week via CBS All Access starting April 11. The platform also carries every single episode of the original series, just in case you aren't accustomed to waiting a week for new episodes.
Take a look at the "Nightmare" trailer up top and "Comedian" below.
Peele has been firing on all cylinders since the release of his lauded directorial debut Get Out. His follow-up Us is recieving heaps of praise and he has admitted that the film was inspired by an episode of the original Twilight Zone, one written by Serling no less. Peele said that the episode "Mirror Image," which follows a woman who believes a doppelganger has been sent to replace her, helped him dream up his latest work.