Ahead of the highly-anticipated release of Us, Jordan Peele will add to his canon of productions with a reboot of The Twilight Zone. According to The Wrap, CBS All Access will premiere the series on Apr. 1.
From 1959-1964, the Rod Serling-created program pushed the boundaries of what sci-fi television can look and feel like through otherworldly yet all-too-familiar storylines and narration. Peele will also serve as a narrator for the series, which is the third reboot of The Twilight Zone.
On the subject of another genre of cinema, Peele discussed his vision for horror as it pertains to race in an interview with Rolling Stone. He placed side-by-side his Oscar-winning reel Get Out and his forthcoming motion picture, Us starring Winston Duke, Lupita Nyong’o, Ann Diop, and Elizabeth Moss.
“It’s important to me that we can tell black stories without it being about race,” Peele said. “I realized I had never seen a horror movie of this kind, where there’s an African-American family at the center that just is. After you get over the initial realization that you’re watching a black family in a horror film, you’re just watching a movie. You’re just watching people. I feel like it proves a very valid and different point than Get Out, which is, not everything is about race. Get Out proved the point that everything is about race. I’ve proved both points!”