CBS All Access has set Monday, April 1, for the premiere of its reimagining of The Twilight Zone. The anthology series will debut with two episodes on that April Fool’s Day. Following the series premiere, new episodes will be available on demand weekly on Thursdays beginning April 11, exclusively for CBS All Access subscribers. Julie McNamara, EVP Original Content for CBS All Access, announced the date Wednesday during CBS’ TCA presentation.
Jordan Peele will serve as host and narrator for the series, with cast members including Ike Barinholtz, John Cho, Lucinda Dryzek, Taissa Farmiga, Greg Kinnear, Luke Kirby, Sanaa Lathan, Kumail Nanjiani, Adam Scott, Rhea Seehorn, Allison Tolman, Jacob Tremblay, Jefferson White, Jonathan Whitesell, Jessica Williams, DeWanda Wise and Steven Yeun.
The CBS All Access series will be a modern reimagining of Rod Serling’s original, which aired 1959-64 on CBS.
CBS announced in 2017 that it would revive The Twilight Zone for streaming service CBS All Access with Peele’s Monkeypaw Productions and Simon Kinberg’s Genre Films.
The Twilight Zone is produced by CBS Television Studios in association with Monkeypaw and Genre Films. Peele and Kinberg serve as executive producers along with Win Rosenfeld, Audrey Chon, Glen Morgan, Carol Serling, Rick Berg and Greg Yaitanes.