As the decades pass, things we once loved sometimes get dated, and our esteem for them starts to drop. This generally isn’t the case for The Twilight Zone, which aired from 1958 to 1964, created and hosted by Rod Serling.
The Twilight Zone remains one of the greatest series of all time, blending the horror, sci-fi, and fantasy genres in a truly exceptional way. Sadly, the same can’t be said for the two previous attempts at reviving Serling’s baby.
The 1985 revival of The Twilight Zone produced some truly great episodes, and is probably underrated by most. Still, it never really hit the heights Serling did. The less said about the short-lived 2002 version, the better.
Now, Get Out and Us filmmaker Jordan Peele is set to revive The Twilight Zone for TV once again, this time for the CBS All Access streaming service. According to Deadline, Peele’s revival will premiere on April 1st, 2019.
Very little is yet known about this new Twilight Zone incarnation, other than that Peele will produce and host, and that a remake of the classic episode “Nightmare at 20,000 Feet” is set to feature Adam Scott in the lead.
Peele, who’s also producing a Candyman reboot movie, has demonstrated his fandom for the original series, so hopefully this Twilight Zone will be able to measure up to Serling’s standard. If not, hopefully it’s at least good.