Let’s just say that Jordan Peele is officially the owner of 2019. Earlier today he leaked his own Super Bowl ad trailer for Us and during the big game, the upcoming horror anthology series The Twilight Zone released an extended cut during tonight’s game.
The original The Twilight Zone premiered on Oct. 2, 1959, on CBS. The series took viewers to another dimension, a dimension not only of sight and sound but of mind. The Twilight Zone become a worldwide phenomenon as it used socially conscious storytelling to explore the human condition and culture of the times. It was a journey into a wondrous land of imagination for five years on CBS, from 1959-1964.
The cut shows us a snippet of how Jordan Peele will appear as host of the CBS All Access program. The Twilight Zone will premiere on CBS All Access in 2019. As previously announced, Jordan Peele will host and narrate the new iteration, a role made famous by creator Rod Serling.
The Twilight Zone is produced by CBS Television Studios in association with Jordan Peele’s Monkeypaw Productions and Simon Kinberg’s Genre Films. Jordan Peele and Simon Kinberg serve as executive producers along with Win Rosenfeld, Audrey Chon, Carol Serling, Rick Berg, and Greg Yaitane.
The series will premiere in April of 2019.
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Jamie Broadnax is the creator of the online publication and multimedia space for Black women called Black Girl Nerds. Jamie has appeared on MSNBC's The Melissa Harris-Perry Show and The Grio's Top 100. Her Twitter personality has been recognized by Shonda Rhimes as one of her favorites to follow. She is a member of the Critics Choice Association and executive producer of the Black Girl Nerds Podcast.