The Twilight Zone's First Season 2 Trailer Will Put You in the Wrong Headspace

A teen getting caught up in some arcane nonsense she has no business being party to.
A teen getting caught up in some arcane nonsense she has no business being party to.
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You know how Charlie Brooker was insistent that now’s not the time for messed up stuff like Black Mirror? The Twilight Zone’s creative team said “sure, Jan.”

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Though producer-host Jordan Peele’s knowing smile in The Twilight Zone’s new season two trailer is sinister as hell, what’s actually shown doesn’t at all make it clear just what one’s meant to expect from the upcoming season—aside from the concept of an entire world being frozen for maintenance and...maybe people getting got by some sort of cephalapod.

Twilight Zone’s second season—with a star-studded cast that includes Billy Porter, Morena Baccarin, Christopher Meloni, Topher Grace, and many more—hits CBS All Access on June 25.

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DISCUSSION

I’ve never been a fan of any of the incarnations of The Twilight Zone (not that I think the original was a bad show or anything; I just think there’s a handful of standout episodes among a sea of derivative episodes that haven’t aged very well), but this new version left me particularly underwhelmed, thinking, “I signed up for a CBS All-Access trial for this?”

Hopefully they put together at least one knockout episode this season.