Jordan Peele to narrate the new Twilight Zone, see first teaser

Lewis Collier
September 20, 2018

Stepping into the shoes of original creator Rod Serling, he'll appear at the top of every episode, welcoming the viewers to the titular Zone and introducing that week's tale (or whatever frequency CBS All Access puts it out in).

The Get Out director will explore similar creepy dimensions like the "sunken place" in the forthcoming CBS All Access series, which will be a modern reimagining of the original, which premiered in 1959 and continued through 1964.

"Rod Serling was an uncompromising visionary who not only shed light on social issues of his time, but prophesied issues of ours", said Jordan Peele, in a press release. "If we approach it without ego and sort of bow to Serling, that will hopefully suffice for our fellow "Twilight Zone" fans but also bring back a show that I think is needed right now". 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.

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According to The Hollywood Reporter, production on The Twilight Zone will begin this fall for a 2019 premiere. The godfather of sci-fi series, the show explored humanity's hopes, despairs, prides and prejudices in metaphoric ways conventional dramas could not. Jordan Peele and Simon Kinberg serve as executive producers along with Win Rosenfeld, Audrey Chon, Carol Serling, Rick Berg and Greg Yaitanes.

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

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