Next Monday, April 1st, CBS All Access will be debuting the Jordan Peele-produced and hosted reboot of The Twilight Zone with not one, but TWO full episodes. They will be starting the series out the right way, with a new take on the classic episode “Nightmare at 20,000 Feet,” updating the title to “Nightmare at 30,000 Feet.” Adam Scott will play the role previously played by William Shatner in the original series and John Lithgow in the 1983 feature film based on the series.
Check out the trailers for the “Nightmare at 30,000 Feet” episode below, followed by the trailer for the Kumail Nanjiani-starring episode titled “The Comedian.” Both of the episodes premiere April 1st.
The incredible list of cast actors for the series includes Chris O’Dowd, Amy Landecker, Rhea Seehorn, Lucinda Dryzek, Jefferson White, Ginnifer Goodwin, Zabryna Guevara, James Frain, Jonathan Whitesell, Luke Kirby, Ike Barinholtz, Percy Hynes-White and Steven Yeun, Taissa Farmiga, Zazie Beetz, Betty Gabriel, Seth Rogen, John Cho, Greg Kinnear, Sanaa Lathan, Kumail Nanjiani, Adam Scott, Alison Tolman, Jacob Tremblay, Jessica Williams and DeWanda Wise.
Peele previously told Variety, “The realization, for me, was that it was an opportunity to attempt to continue with Serling’s mission. If we approach it without ego and sort of bow to Serling, that will hopefully suffice for our fellow ‘Twilight Zone’ fans but also bring back a show that I think is needed right now. Because it’s a show that has always helped us look at ourselves, hold a mirror up to society.”
Created and hosted by Rod Serling, the original The Twilight Zone ran on CBS from 1959 and 1964, molding science-fiction, fantasy and horror elements with each episode being a standalone story, usually continuing an ironic plot twist at story’s end. Serling himself delivered monologues at the beginning and at the end of all of the original run’s 156 episodes.