The remake, hosted and co-developed by Jordan Peele, will go to Channel 10’s paid streaming service 10 All Access. The first four episodes will be made available on April 19 with remaining episodes to be dropped on a weekly basis thereafter.
However, to promote sampling, 10 will premiere the first episode on Channel 10 on April 18 at 10.30pm as an inducement for audiences to sign up to the streaming service.
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The 2019 reboot premiered in the US on CBS All Access this week to brilliant reviews – the revival had been in development since 2012.
The Twilight Zone first hit airwaves in 1959, created and hosted by Rod Serling who famously introduced the series by with the words: “Your next stop, The Twilight Zone”.
The sci-fi anthology series told sci-fi, mystery and horror stories that captured the imaginations of early TV viewers. The series has previously been rebooted in the 1980s.
In addition to Peele, the new king of horror after his films Get Out and Us, the executive producer is Glen Morgan, best known for his work on The X-Files.
It has an incredible cast lined up, including Adam Scott, Tracy Morgan, John Cho, Chris O’Dowd, Zazie Beetz, Greg Kinnear, Ginnifer Goodwin, Sanaa Lathan, Jessica Williams, Jacob Tremblay, Taisa Farmiga and Kumail Nanjiani.
The first episode was introduced as: “Samir Wassan is an artist of great principle. A man who refuses to compromise his beliefs for a cheap joke. But tonight he felt the rush of the limelight for the first time.
“Now he’ll have to decide what really matters to him when the laughter stops. And how much he’s willing to give to The Twilight Zone.”
The series will become the flagship show for the 10 All Access platform, which has failed to create much buzz since launching in December.
The service was modelled after parent company’s CBS’ CBS All Access, but it didn’t have the rights to its American counterpart’s two biggest exclusive series, Star Trek: Discovery and The Good Fight, which, in Australia, are on Netflix and SBS respectively.
The Twilight Zone could be the gamechanger 10 All Access is looking for in a crowded streaming marketplace.
The original 1959 Twilight Zone and the 1980s remake are both already on 10 All Access.