Okay, this has little to do with movies. But we have discussed TV on this blog before, so I suppose this discussion tonight isn't far-fetched. Plus, "The Twilight Zone" is one of my favorite TV shows of all time and it spawned a movie version in 1983 that was pretty darn good too. Also this is my blog and I make the rules.
If anybody can bring back "The Twilight Zone" and be successful at it, its Jordan Peele. I mean "Get Out" is basically a full-length "Twilight Zone" episode and "Us" coming to theaters this March also looks like one too. It was a show that clearly had an affect on him as he was growing up, part of his pop culture diet that helped him become the man he is today. I do wonder if we will see original ideas in the upcoming show or if he is planning on remaking a few popular episodes. The evidence in the trailer could lean both ways, depending on how well you know your Twilight Zone, but I'll be interested to see if anything new comes from it.
Lots of people are discussing the big stars showing up in this. That's not really surprising to me, William Shatner himself appeared in some of the old school episodes. Other can't seem to get over that there are lots of comedic actors in this. But you know what? If any type of actor can do anything, its a comedic actor. Sometimes, comedy is dark. I mean slapstick is meant to be funny, but if it was physically happening to you, it would not be. I wish comedic actors got more types of work than comedy, and when they do, they are usually amazing.
I can't wait to lay eyes on this!