The classic series of mystery, twists, and psychological thrills returns to the small screen this April. The first trailer gives a glimpse at new stories that would fit in with the classics – with modern twists and a lot of great actors.
Rod Serling’s The Twilight Zone initially ran from 1959 to 1964. The series told mysterious stories often based in sci-fi, fantasy and horror; and was known for exploring social and psychological topics. It changed the idea of what television programming could be for decades – it inspired The Outer Limits, Tales from the Crypt, the X-Files, American Horror Story, Black Mirror, and many others. The original series was followed by a movie and two revivals of the series.
This year the zone returns with Jordan Peele (Get Out) at the helm.
The previewed episodes have stories that range from a psychic kid (played by Jacob Tremblay) who has been elected president to wonky time lines and alternate universes during Christmas in Alaska. It aldo looks like the season includes a reimagining of “Nightmare At 20,000 Feet” with Adam Scott taking over for William Shatner. The cast has a lot of other familiar faces – John Cho, Greg Kinnear, Tracy Morgan, Kumail Nanjiani, Allison Tolman, and Stephen Yeun all show up in the trailer.