Jordan Peele Set To Host & Narrate "Twilight Zone" Reboot

Jordan Peele attends the 2018 Vanity Fair Oscar Party hosted by Radhika Jones at Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts

Jordan Peele attends the 2018 Vanity Fair Oscar Party hosted by Radhika Jones at Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts

Jordan Peele doesn't sleep, and we're fine with that. We could really use a show like The Twilight Zone now, and Peele's canny ability to merge genre thrills with social metaphor is a flawless match.

When showrunner/executive producer Jordan Peele's reboot of The Twilight Zone for CBS All Access was announced, there was plenty of speculation that the multi-hyphenate would step into the on-camera role originated by original creator/host Rod Serling. Like many popular shows from the past, The Twilight Zone is getting a reboot. Now the resistance is gone. In the clip of the host announcement below, you'll hear a mix of Serling and Peele's voices doing the iconic opening intro.

"The realization, for me, was that it was an opportunity to attempt to continue with Serling's mission", Peele told Variety earlier this year, in an interview about Monkeypaw Productions. "Because it's a show that has always helped us look at ourselves, hold a mirror up to society". Announced in this video from CBS All Access, Peele has opted to host/narrate the series himself in addition to producing the show.

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Every episode of the original series is available to stream now on CBS All Access.

Created by Serling, the original Twilight Zone series aired for five seasons on CBS, and inspired a 1983 film adaptation that featured segments directed by the likes of Steven Spielberg and Joe Dante.

'I'm honored to carry on his legacy to a new generation of audiences as the gatekeeper of The Twilight Zone, ' he continued.

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