How many remakes you can spot in the new Twilight Zone reboot trailer?
Some classics are never washed up.
We are five weeks away from the fifth dimension. On April 1 (naturally) a new version of The Twilight Zone will premiere on the CBS All Access streaming service. This is the third revival of Rod Serling's classic, which celebrates its 60th anniversary this year. Prior reboots of The Twilight Zone aired on network television in 1985–89 and 2002–03.
The upcoming Twilight Zone comes from the mind of Oscar-winner Jordan Peele. Well, not entirely from his mind. There will be remakes of classic episodes alongside fresh tales.
Earlier today, CBS revealed the first look at the new series in an effectively eerie trailer. It skips between scenes from various episodes as menacing cellos saw away in an interpretation of that classic theme music. (It sounds a bit like Jaws, actually.)
We see much of the new cast, including John Cho (who has previously played Sulu) and Greg Kinnear (who once played Col. Hogan). The episode that will immediately jump out at even casual fans is "Nightmare at 30,000 Feet," a remake of "Nightmare at 20,000 Feet" with Adam Scott (Park and Recreation) in the William Shatner role.
Our favorite moment is a stuffed toy of the classic "20,000" airplane monster, washed up on some rocky shore. It's a cute nod to the original beast — and it implies some significant plot variations. Does the plane crash?
Take a look. See if you can spot remakes of other classic episodes. And, of course, rewatch the classic originals six nights a week on MeTV!