Jordan Peele, who most people will associate with either 'Get Out' or Comedy Central's 'Key & Peele', is set to take over from Rod Serling as the narrator and host of 'The Twilight Zone'.

The anthology series, which ran from 1959 until 1964, was a landmark moment in television and dealt with some incredibly controversial topics - all through the medium of sci-fi, horror and psychological thrillers. Episodes like 'Nightmare At 30,000 Feet', 'Time Enough At Last' and 'Eye of the Beholder' were among some of the most well-known.

Here's everything we know so far about the upcoming reboot.

 

THIS ISN'T THE FIRST TIME 'THE TWILIGHT ZONE' HAS BEEN REBOOTED, HAS IT?

That's right.

There was a movie in the '80s that took some of the episodes and remade them with well-known directors like George Miller, Joe Dante and Steven Spielberg. There was also a TV series in 1985 and another one in 2002, both of which only last a couple of seasons each.

 

WHY NOW? WHY JORDAN PEELE?

Well, a reboot had planned as far back as 2012 with Bryan Singer attached to help get it off the ground. Simon Kinberg was also attached at one point, but none of these made it past the development stage. It wasn't until 2017 when CBS announced its All Access streaming service that it came back on the table, this time with Jordan Peele attached and hot off the success of 'Get Out'.

Jordan Peele's production company, Monkeypaw Productions, were attached to produce and at last week's Super Bowl, the first trailer went online.

 

WHO'S BEEN CAST SO FAR?

As each episode is self-contained, there's a pretty big cast of actors announced. James Frain, Greg Kinnear, Ike Barinholtz, Ginnifer Goodwin from 'Once Upon A Time', John Cho, Jacob Tremblay, 'Fargo' alum Allison Tolman, Taissa Farmiga, 'Better Call Saul' star Rhea Seehorn, Steven Yuen from 'The Walking Dead', and Kumail Nanjiani are just some of the names attached so far.

Don't be in the least bit surprised if some huge names turn up in tiny cameo roles either. 'The Twilight Zone' was known for breaking some major actors into the business, not to mention some of its episode directors going on to major movies afterwards. Richard Donner, for example, started off his career in directing television and did 'Nightmare At 20,000 Feet' with William Shatner, three years before he starred in 'Star Trek'.

 

HOW MANY EPISODES WILL THERE BE?

So far, it's been confirmed that the first season will have ten episodes - one of which will be reboot of the aforementioned classic, 'Nightmare At 20,000 Feet'. The new version will be called 'Nightmare At 30,000 Feet' and it's rumoured that Kumail Nanjiani will be starring in that episode.

Other episode titles include 'Point Of Origin', 'The Wunderkind' and 'The Traveler' - but plot details for all of these have been kept well under wraps.

 

WILL IT BE BROADCAST IN RTE OR BBC?

It's hard to say, really. So far, neither RTE nor BBC have announced that they will be broadcasting it. Netflix hasn't made any annoucements either concerning them hosting it either.

If we look at 'The Good Fight', which is a CBS All Access show, that's on RTE as normal. 'Star Trek: Discovery', meanwhile, is on Netflix. Our guess? It'll most likely be on Netflix. The series begins on CBS All Access on April 1st, so if it is like 'Star Trek: Discovery', it'll end up on Netflix the very same day.