Jordan Peele steps into the shoes of creator and host Rod Serling in the new iteration of The Twilight Zone. The show will be on CBS All Access. Peele pays tribute to Serling with part of his outfit. Accordingly, as he explained to Entertainment Tonight on the black carpet of the series premiere event.
Moreover, Peele says, “Well you know, I have to come with the class.” Further adding on “Like Rod was always distinguished. He was always put together, and so I can’t come looking like a fool. Or some kind of slob to the back carpet here. I got to come correct. I do have a watch that is of a similar make, brand to Serling’s. That’s my little tribute right there. I wear that in the show well.”
However, The Easters eggs don’t stop with Peele’s watch. “And yeah, the Easter eggs, we have a ton of them in the series,” Peele says. “We’re in this era now where we have the internet and we have people that just will gleefully pore over this stuff. We did it with Us. And we did it with this. So yeah, if you are a fan of the original Twilight Zone we’ve got little gifts for you” he commented.
For those who are unaware of this historical show, in a nutshell the show is a comprehensive collection of mystical tales. The Twilight Zone is an American media franchise. This is based on the anthology television series created by Rod Serling. The episodes are in various genres, including fantasy, science fiction, suspense, horror, and psychological thriller. This often concluding with a macabre or unexpected twist, and usually with a moral.
However, a popular and critical success, it introduced many Americans to common science fiction and fantasy tropes.