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Back before Black Mirror made us question the potential consequences of new technologies, there was another anthology TV series that made us question reality itself. The series in question was, of course, The Twilight Zone. If you missed the original or the subsequent revival attempts don’t worry because you’ll get a new chance to see what the big fuss is all about in just a couple of months. A new Twilight Zone reboot is currently in the works and will follow closely in the footsteps of the original judging by the teaser revealed during last night’s Super Bowl. Check it out below.

The teaser is simple and yet very effective at conveying what the original Twilight Zone was going for. There’s surrealism, eerie music, and a narrator that makes every word seem more unsettling than it should. In other words, the perfect formula. Fans of the original will probably tell you that no one can ever replace Rod Serling but Jordan Peele is definitely doing a great job in this first teaser, so we’ll just have to wait and see.

You’ll Likely Recognize At Least a Few of the Actors Starring in The Twilight Zone Reboot

The Twilight Zone reboot will start airing on CBS All Access in April, with Jordan Peele acting not only as host and narrator but also as executive producer. Similar to Black Mirror, each episode will tell a different story and will feature a different cast of characters. Some of the actors you can expect to see in the Twilight Zone reboot include the likes of Adam Scott, Steven Yeun, Jessica Williams, Kumail Nanjiani, Rhea Seehorn, and John Cho, among many others. According to IMDB, some actors will appear in more than one episode so we might see a few recurring characters along the way.

CBS confirmed that the Twilight Zone will run for 10 episodes to get the ball rolling. If the new series ends up being successful, which is very likely, we can probably expect a lot more where that came from further down the road. So far, we only know the names of four out of the 10 episodes – Rewind, Nightmare at 30,000 Feet, The Traveler, and The Wunderkind.

As far as the plot is concerned, that’s anybody’s guess at this point. It does seem like Nightmare at 30,000 Feet might be inspired by the original Twilight Zone episode Nightmare at 20,000 Feet starring William Shatner, but the similarities between the two may very well stop at the title.

Rewind, the first episode of The Twilight Zone reboot, will premiere on Friday, April 1st. Not a joke. Hopefully. After that, every subsequent new episode will air on Mondays each week starting with April 11th.