‘The Twilight Zone’ is an American anthology web television series that airs on the CBS. The show first premiered on April 1, 2019. However, fans must be aware that it is essentially a reboot of the original 1959 series of the same name that was created by Rod Serling. The show has mostly been shot in Vancouver in British Columbia. Initially Bryan Singer, famous for films like ‘The Usual Suspects‘ and ‘Bohemian Rhapsody‘ was on board to develop, executive produce, and helm the revival. Simon Kinberg, famous for writing films like ‘Mr. & Mrs. Smith’ also joined the project along with Craig Sweeny, who has worked on shows like ‘Elementary‘. However, Kinberg soon left to make his directorial debut with the upcoming X-Men movie titled ‘Dark Phoenix‘. This was followed by Singer and Sweeny exiting the show as well.
The project soon fell to Jordan Peele, who is making quite a name for himself with two successive successes in the forms of ‘Get Out’ and ‘Us’. Peele developed the show from where Kinberg left off and was joined by Marco Ramirez in his efforts. Peele is also the narrator of the series and is a co-writer as well. CBS Television Studios, Monkeypaw Productions, and Genre Films are the companies backing the project, while Jordan Peele, Simon Kinberg, Win Rosenfeld, Audrey Chon, Carol Serling, and Rick Berginyon serve as the executive producers.
Considering that the show includes elements of horror, science fiction, and mystery, it is straight up Peele’s alley, whose films show that the director is very capable of taking a nuanced look at horror and imbibing threads of mystery with broader social contexts. Peele is definitely someone you want to watch out for, as is this show in which he is involved so heavily.
The Twilight Zone Cast: Who is in it?
The main cast of ‘The Twilight Zone’ consists of different actors who appear in isolated episodes. The episodes do not have any overt link or overlapping characters, so the cast changes from episode to episode. Some of the cast members involved with the show have included talented actors like Tracy Morgan, Kumail Nanjiani, Adam Scott, Greg Kinnear, John Cho, and Alison Telman.
Hopefully, in the upcoming season, we will see fresh faces, and probably some bigger stars. Once the show’s reputation gets it more attention, more stars will be willing to join, and in Peele’s capable hands, there is no doubt about the series heading in the right direction.
The Twilight Zone Plot: What is it about?
The main plot of ‘The Twilight Zone’ is not something specific, since every episode has a different story. However, for those familiar with the series, it is evident that there is an underlying commonality that links all the episodes. It is essentially the story of ordinary people who are trapped in extraordinary and even nightmarish situations that only they can see. The original ‘The Twilight Zone’ has had such a cultural impact, that the title of the show itself has been appropriated to denote the act of being in an irrational and bizarre situation.