Walking the fifty-yard line in an empty stadium, comedian turned auteur director Jordan Peele introduced America to a new kind of twilight.
On Sunday, during the second quarter of Super Bowl LIII, CBS premiered a new teaser trailer for The Twilight Zone, a new remake set to premiere on April 1 on CBS All Access.
In the teaser, a “broadcast” of the big game glitches and zaps away the entire stadium, Thanos style. That’s when Peele, in a ‘60s styled black suit, walks the field delivering the following ominous monologue:
“Witness an empty space, filled with thousads of screaming people. A man, is nowhere, and everywhere, at the same time. Answers are the new questions. The unthinkable is the expected. When the truth is not the truth, then what dimension are you even in?”
Peele then walks through a door, disappearing before everyone’s eyes. Cue iconic, creepy theme, remade for a new era.
The new series will be executive produced by Peele, along with Simon Kinberg and Marco Ramirez. Peele will also serve as the series’ narrator and host in a similar function to original series creator Rod Serling, who hosted every episode of the original series.
Peele’s Twilight Zone will be the third iteration of the series. In 2002, a lesser received remake aired for one season, hosted by Oscar-winner Forest Whitaker.
A revolutionary, era-defining television show that still resonates today, The Twilight Zone is a sci-fi horror anthology that featured characters dealing with strange and, sometimes supernatural, circumstances. The series explored difficult subjects like racism and nuclear war through metaphor and allegory. The cult hit series Black Mirror is often referred to as a modern Twilight Zone.
The Twilight Zone will premiere April 1 on CBS All Access.