Us and Twilight Zone Comparison

“The past is past,” a severely stressed-out man says to himself, staring in a cramped bathroom mirror. “The past….is past.” In spite of being encouraged to say this mantra by his therapist as a way to calm himself, it doesn’t work. That’s in part because the past is what you carry through to your present whether you like it or not. The notion of the past hovering over you as an inescapable force is a theme that runs rampant in a new film and a new TV show, both of which share the same creative mind: Jordan Peele.

First, there’s his gripping new horror film Us, and then there’s the revival of The Twilight Zone, on which he serves as host and executive producer. Though the opening mantra, “The past is past”, comes from one of the new Twilight Zone episodes, it’s just as applicable to what happens in Us.

This post contains major spoilers for Us and minor spoilers for the first several episodes of The Twilight Zone.

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the twilight zone first episode

If you’re still on the fence about joining CBS All Access to partake in Jordan Peele‘s new version of The Twilight Zone, here’s some incentive. The first episode of the highly-anticipated reboot is now available to watch online for free. Called “The Comedian”, the episode features Kumail Nanjiani as a struggling stand-up desperate to make it in the biz. His career begins to take off after receiving some advice from a legendary comedian (Tracy Morgan), but as is the case with most things in The Twilight Zone, the success comes with a dark price. Watch the Twilight Zone first episode below.

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the twilight zone review

You’re traveling through another dimension, a dimension not only of sight and sound but of mind. A journey into a wondrous land whose boundaries are that of imagination. That’s the signpost up ahead—your next stop, The Twilight Zone, rebooted by Jordan Peele.

Riding a wave of acclaim left over from his masterful Get Out, and furthered by his recent Us, Peele brings Rod Serling‘s brilliant parable-infused sci-fi series into the 21st century. And what a perfect time it is for this show. Despite what some may have you believe, Serling’s Twilight Zone was always political, and Peele and company aren’t afraid to lean heavily into that. The end result is something exciting and vibrant, loaded with a cavalcade of stellar actors in colorful, memorable roles. It doesn’t always work, but when it does, The Twilight Zone is exquisite.

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the twilight zone super bowl trailer

Next month, April begins with a bang as Jordan Peele‘s revamp of the classic sci-fi anthology series The Twilight Zone comes to CBS All Access. With all the buzz surrounding the director’s most recent film, Us, audiences will certainly be interested in the series of short stories executive produced by the comedian turned genre filmmaker.

But before you dive into The Twilight Zone again, you might want to take a journey back into the classic episodes of the series. Of course, there are a lot of episodes for you to peruse, but thankfully, Jordan Peele and fellow executive producer Simon Kinberg (the X-Men franchise) have some classic Twilight Zone episode recommendations for you to check out before the reboot arrives. Read More »

the twilight zone extended trailer

Jordan Peele‘s highly anticipated reboot of The Twilight Zone is debuting on CBS All Access, and if you’re not excited about that yet, you should be. Peele and company bring Rod Serling’s iconic series fully into the 21st century, and bring along some famous faces in the process. Below, watch a new Twilight Zone extended trailer overflowing with menace, paranoia and big surprises. That’s the signpost up ahead – your next stop, The Twilight Zone.

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twilight zone reboot trailers

Jordan Peele‘s star-studded Twilight Zone reboot is arriving on CBS All Access soon, and to celebrate, two new episode trailers have been released. One focuses on the episode starring Kumail Nanjiani as a desperate stand-up comedian, while the other has Adam Scott experiencing a “Nightmare at 30,000 Feet.” Watch the Twilight Zone reboot trailers below.

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Chris O'Dowd - The Twilight Zone Reboot Cast

The CBS All Access reboot of The Twilight Zone already has some stellar talent on board. The series revival from Get Out director Jordan Peele counts Zazie Beetz, John Cho, Ginnifer Goodwin, Greg Kinnear, Kumail Nanjiani, Seth Rogen, Adam Scott, Allison Tolman, and Jacob Tremblay among the cast, and now another outstanding talent has been added to the line-up.

The IT Crowd and Bridesmaids star Chris O’Dowd has joined one of the first season episodes of The Twilight Zone. He’ll be starring alongside Transparent‘s Amy Landecker. Read More »

the twilight zone cast

Two Jordan Peele-produced series have gained new stars. The Twilight Zone cast has welcomed Seth Rogen into its fold, while How I Met Your Mother‘s Josh Radnor joined Amazons Nazi-hunting vengeance series The Hunt.

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The Twilight Zone Trailer

After a short teaser during the Super Bowl introduced Jordan Peele as the new host of the CBS All Access revival of The Twilight Zone, we finally have a full trailer that teases the new mind-bending sci-fi stories coming to the streaming service this spring. Watch The Twilight Zone trailer below! Read More »

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the twilight zone super bowl trailer

CBS has dropped the first The Twilight Zone Super Bowl trailer, showing executive producer and host Jordan Peele introducing the reboot of the iconic Rod Serling sci-fi series. The series is set to debut on CBS All Access in April.

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