It appears Jordan Peele and the horror subgenre is still a marriage made in macabre heaven.
The Hollywood Reporter has learned that the Academy Award-winning Get Out director will be the new narrator/host of CBS’ The Twilight Zone reboot.
“Rod Serling was an uncompromising visionary who not only shed light on social issues of his time, but prophesied issues of ours,” Peele tells the publication. “I’m honored to carry on his legacy to a new generation of audiences as the gatekeeper of The Twilight Zone.”
Originally narrated by Rod Serling, the iconic sci-fi series first hit television back in 1959 and would go to carve a legacy by becoming a metaphor for all things weird. Peele’s Monkeypaw Productions and Simon Kinberg’s Genre Films will executive produce the Twilight Zone remake alongside Win Rosenfeld, Audrey Chon, Carol Serling, Rick Berg and Greg Yaitanes.
Although no release date has been specified, production has been slated to begin this fall for a 2019 premiere and the new show will stream on CBS All Access along with original Twilight Zone episodes.
Watch Peele’s changing of The Twilight Zone guard from Serling in the teaser reveal up above.