‘The Twilight Zone’: Jordan Peele To Host & Narrate CBS All Access Reboot

‘The Twilight Zone’: Jordan Peele To Host & Narrate CBS All Access Reboot

When showrunner/executive producer Jordan Peele's reboot of The Twilight Zone for CBS All Access was announced, there was plenty of speculation that the multi-hyphenate would step into the on-camera role originated by original creator/host Rod Serling. Get a taste of Peele's skills in the teaser below.

"Too many times this year it's felt we were living in a twilight zone, and I can't think of a better moment to reintroduce it to modern audiences", Peele said in a statement when his involvement with the show was first announced. That film's blend of societal horrors and comedy marks a similar tone to what Serling accomplished with his series, as each episode typically offered a morality lesson for its protagonist. CBS All Access is a video-on-demand platform much like Netflix, and The Twilight Zone will premiere on the new service. The actor was previously apprehensive about taking on the hosting duties and that people familiar with his comedic work wouldn't take this Twilight Zone seriously.

Speaking to Variety earlier this year for a cover story about Monkeypaw Productions, Peele discussed his initial reluctance to take on a revival of "The Twilight Zone," a project that he eventually embraced.

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Peele is also directing a new social thriller entitled Us, which is slated for release next March and stars Elisabeth Moss, Lupita Nyong'o and Black Panther breakout star Winston Duke.

The series also spawned The Twilight Zone: The Movie in 1983, along with a short-lived revival in 2002, hosted by Forest Whitaker.

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