‘The Twilight Zone’ Super Bowl Spot: Step Through the Door Into Another Dimension


CBS All Access’ The Twilight Zone, a revival/reimagining of the classic series, showed off a new TV spot during the 2019 Super Bowl. The extended cut of the teaser trailer begins by mimicking the Super Bowl broadcast. The screen pixelates and a message appears saying CBS is off the air.

The stadium is emptied as The Twilight Zone host, narrator, and producer Jordan Peele appears on the field at Mercedes-Benz Stadium. “Witness an empty space filled with thousands of screaming people. A man both nowhere and everywhere at the same time. Answers are new questions. The unthinkable is the expected. When truth is not the truth, what dimension are you even in?” asks Peele.

The TV spot ends with Jordan Peele opening a door, stepping through and disappearing.

The iconic Twilight Zone door was assembled on the 50-yard line, according to CBS All Access. The network confirmed the show’s first TV spot was shot one night in January.

CBS All Access has set an April 1, 2019 premiere date for season one. Two episodes will be released on April 1st followed by new episodes every Thursday beginning April 11th.

The first season’s cast includes Taissa Farmiga (American Horror Story anthology series), Rhea Seehorn (Better Call Saul), Luke Kirby (The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel), and Ike Barinholtz (The Oath). John Cho (Searching), Allison Tolman (Good Girls), Jacob Tremblay (The Book of Henry), Greg Kinnear (House of Cards), Sanaa Lathan (The Affair), Kumail Nanjiani (Silicon Valley), Adam Scott (Parks and Recreation), Jessica Williams (Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald), DeWanda Wise (She’s Gotta Have It), and Steven Yeun (The Walking Dead) will also be featured in the season one cast.

Jordan Peele’s Monkeypaw Productions, Simon Kinberg’s Genre Films, and CBS Television Studios are producing. Kinberg, Win Rosenfeld, Audrey Chon, Glen Morgan, Carol Serling, Rick Berg and Greg Yaitanes are also on board as executive producers.

More on The Twilight Zone, Courtesy of CBS All Access:

“The original The Twilight Zone premiered on Oct. 2, 1959 on CBS. The series took viewers to another dimension, a dimension not only of sight and sound, but of mind. “The Twilight Zone” became a worldwide phenomenon as it used socially conscious storytelling to explore the human condition and culture of the times. It was a journey into a wondrous land of imagination for five years on CBS, from 1959 to 1964. The godfather of sci-fi series, the show explored humanity’s hopes, despairs, prides and prejudices in metaphoric ways conventional dramas could not. Every episode of the original series is available to stream now on CBS All Access.”


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