Jordan Peele is Set To Host THE TWILIGHT ZONE Series Revival; Watch The First Teaser!
About a month ago Jordan Peele wasn’t sure if he would want to step into the shoes of Rod Serling and host the upcoming revival of The Twilight Zone. It was explained that he worried “that his face is too associated with comedy, that his presence would undermine the serious work he’s putting in to do right by Serling’s legacy."
Well, it looks like he got over those worries because he’s officially set to host the anthology series! I personally think that he’s a great choice and I’m sure he’ll Serling proud. When previously talking about why he decided to develop this series, he explained that it is an opportunity for him to continue Rod Serling's mission:
"The realization, for me, was that it was an opportunity to attempt to continue with Serling’s mission. If we approach it without ego and sort of bow to Serling, that will hopefully suffice for our fellow ‘Twilight Zone’ fans but also bring back a show that I think is needed right now. Because it’s a show that has always helped us look at ourselves, hold a mirror up to society."
He most recently told Entertainment Weekly:
“Rod Serling was an uncompromising visionary who not only shed light on social issues of his time, but prophesied issues of ours. I’m honored to carry on his legacy to a new generation of audiences as the gatekeeper of ‘The Twilight Zone.'”
The Twilight Zone is may favorite TV series of all time and Peele and his creative team, which also includes Simon Kinberg, have their work cut out for them. There’s a ton of potential here and I hope that they end up telling new stories that will terrify and inspire us just like the original series did.
Are you happy to hear that Jordan Peele decided to host the series? Watch the first teaser for the series bleow: