Jordan Peele’s upcoming Twilight Zone reboot wasn’t announced that long ago, but the series has already started production — a fact CBS announced in the coolest way possible.
The network has released a video to mark the first day of shooting on the new series, and it really tugs at the nostalgic heart strings. The short video is almost all about the original Twilight Zone series that debuted in 1959 — no mention is made of the 1980s or 2000s reboots — describing how revolutionary the series was. All the greatest hits are there, with iconic shots from episodes like “The Monsters Are Due on Maple Street,” “Nightmare at 20,000 Feet,” “To Serve Man,” “Time Enough At Last,” and “Eye of the Beholder,” among others. The classic theme song is also present, and so is Rod Serling, but it’s how the video ends that has us really excited.
Segueing into Peele’s narration as new host, the promo promises that executive producers Peele and Simon Kinberg will be delivering a reboot that’s worthy of the original’s legacy, and we’re inclined to believe them. We then get a brief shot of the first set, which is an old school diner that wouldn’t have been out of place in an episode like “Will the Real Martian Please Stand Up?” You can check out the promo for yourself below.
While no official air date has yet been announced, The Twilight Zone will premiere sometime next year on CBS All Access.