*In 1959, the most famous anthology series was launched by TV writer and producer, Rod Sterling.
The original “Twilight Zone” hit the CBS airwaves, taking hold of the American conscious with a mix of sci-fi, horror and lessons in humanity for five seasons. (If it seems like Serling’s original version ran longer than 4 years/seasons, it did. In reruns/syndication … for decades!)
In 2019, actor turned hit filmmaker, Jordan Peele – fresh off of his $70 million dollar opening weekend of “US” – will release the fourth reboot of the series on the streaming platform, CBS All Access.
EURweb’s Jill Munroe hit the black carpet premiere to talk with Peele and some of the stars featured in the 10-episode run, including “Snowfall” star Damson Idris, “House of Cards” actor Jefferson White, Zabryna Guevara, James Frain and Diarra Kilpatrick.
“A show that uses the genre – the science fiction and the horror – to get at deeper truths about humanity. Each character has a tragic flaw that ultimately takes them down this road, into sort of a tailor-made for them. And hopefully get to some deeper truth about who we are.”
While everyone was pretty tight lipped on the specifics of each episode, here are some of the details we can share. The series is comprised of all new stories. Sanaa Lathan is featured as a lawyer and mother who takes her son (Damson Idris) on a college tour armed with a magical camcorder. The camera allows her to rewind her life after a tragic incident of police brutality against her son.
Another episode will touch on immigration and ICE. In one installment, former “Walking Dead” star Steven Yeun is a mysterious visitor to a small Alaska police station on Christmas Eve. Also featured in the series are “She’s Gotta Have it Star” DeWanda Wise and HBO’s “2 Dope Queens” Jessica Williams.
“The Twilight Zone” debuts on CBS All Access April 1.