CBS is renewing Jordan Peele’s The Twilight Zone for a second season. A CBS All Access exclusive, The Twilight Zone is a modern reimagining of the TV series of the same name that began airing in 1958.
“Jordan Peele and Simon Kinberg’s reimagining of The Twilight Zone is off to an amazing start on CBS All Access, driving the most viewers on its premiere day for an original series to date,” CBS All Access executive vice president of original content Julie McNamara said in a blog post. “Jordan, Simon, the creative team and cast have done a phenomenal job translating the series’ legacy of socially conscious storytelling for modern-day audiences. They are master storytellers, and we look forward to bringing fans further into The Twilight Zone with a second season.”
Though many of the episodes in Jordan Peele’s The Twilight Zone are brand-new stories, a few are reimagined variations of episodes from the original series. One of the first episodes, for example, Nightmare at 30,000 Feet is a modern retelling of the original series’ Nightmare at 20,000 Feet. However, even in the brand-new stories, there are plenty of references and call backs to the original The Twilight Zone.
Not only does The Twilight Zone come from the mind of Jordan Peele, the Get Out and US director serves as the shows’ mysterious host and narrator. His production company, Monkeypaw, produces the series. The Twilight Zone cast includes several big name actors, including Ike Barinholtz, John Cho, Lucinda Dryzek, Taissa Farmiga, Greg Kinnear, Luke Kirby, Sanaa Lathan, Rhea Seehorn, Alison Tolman, Jacob Tremblay, Jefferson White, Jonathan Whitesell, Jessica Williams, DeWanda Wise, and Steven Yeun.
For a deeper dive into the first few episodes of The Twilight Zone, check out our breakdowns that are listed below.
The Twilight Zone Episode Breakdowns
- Episode 1 “The Comedian” Easter Eggs & Breakdown
- Episode 2 “Nightmare at 30,000 Feet” Easter Eggs & Breakdown
- Episode 3 “Replay” Easter Eggs & Breakdown
- Episode 4 “A Traveler” Easter Eggs & Breakdown
- Episode 5 “Wunderkind” Easter Eggs & Breakdown
New episodes of The Twilight Zone air on CBS All Access on Thursdays. Disclosure: GameSpot is owned by CBS.