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"You're traveling through another dimension, a dimension not only of sight and sound but of mind. It is the middle ground between light and shadow, between science and superstition, and it lies between the pit of one's fears and the summit of one's knowledge. You are now traveling through a dimension of imagination. You just crossed over... into the Twilight Zone."
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The third revival of The Twilight Zone, which is made for CBS All Access. Jordan Peele hosts the series, as well as serving as an executive producer throughout his company Monkeypaw Productions. The first teaser played during Super Bowl LIII and the first season consists of ten episodes featuring many prominent actors in guest roles.

On May 30, 2019, CBS All Access released a special Black and White edition of the first season.

On June 25, 2020, CBS All Access released the entire second season.

Previews: Trailer 1, Nightmare at 30,000 Feet, The Comedian


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  • Mic Drop: How the last routine of "The Comedian" ends due to Samir having himself be erased.
  • Mythology Gag:
    • Series Wide:
      • Various pieces of technology have the brand name "Whipple". These include the MP3 player from "Nightmare at 30,000 Feet", the camcorder from "Replay", and a pinball machine in "The Wunderkind". The name also appears on a poster in "Nightmare at 30,000 Feet" and the news channel in "The Wunderkind." It's also the company responsible for the space mission in "Six Degrees of Freedom". Whipple is a reference to "The Brain Center at Whipple's".
      • "Kanamit Lager" appears in "The Comedian" and "The Wunderkind" which shares its name with the alien race from "To Serve Man".
    • "The Comedian":
      • The name James Embry is seen on the wall of the green room which the is name of the main character in "King Nine Will Not Return". It's also one of the names on Samir's contact list in his phone; other names include Al Denton (the main character of "Mr. Denton on Doomsday"), Cadwallader ("Escape Clause"), and James Corry ("The Lonely").
      • The name Paul Grinstead appears, a reference to a character of the same name from "Mirror Image".
      • The faces in the mural at the back of the club and the Tragedy mask at the front of the club are visual references to "The Eye of the Beholder" and "The Masks".
    • "Nightmare at 30,000 Feet":
      • The gremlin from "Nightmare at 20,000 Feet" appears at the end as a doll. Also, the name of the doctor that is referred to, "Dr. Cravat", is based on the name of the original actor who performed as the gremlin.
      • The name of the airline is also similar to that of the original episode.
    • "Replay":
      • The napkin dispenser from "Nick of Time" appears in the cafe. The episode also starts in The Busy Bee Cafe.
      • The headline of Jordan Peele's newspaper references "I Shot an Arrow in the Air".
      • The motel where Nina and Dorian Harrison briefly stay is called the Old Cadwallader, a reference to "The Escape Clause".
      • The license plate of Nina's car is 2D7876, the same plate as Nan Adams' car in "The Hitch-Hiker".
    • "A Traveler":
      • The ventriloquist dummy from "The Dummy" and "Caesar and Me" appears on the wrapping paper of a present.
      • The gremlin doll from "Nightmare at 30,000 Feet" and Talky Tina from "Living Doll" appear on the Christmas tree.
    • "Not All Men":
    • "Point Of Origin":
      • The ice cream truck reads "Mr. Dingle's Ice Cream." Mr. Luther Dingle is the main character of "Mr. Dingle, the Strong".
      • The Gremlin toy can be seen in the window of the dollhouse in Eve's house.
      • The breakfast cereal is Kanamunch, named after the the Kanamit from "To Serve Man".
      • The mask used by the facility in this episode is similar to the pig faces from"The Eye of the Beholder"
      • Matheson Charter School is named after prolific Twilight Zone writer Richard Matheson.
    • "Blurryman":
      • The titular figure steps into the light revealing a long-dead real life figure, just like in "He Lives".
  • Nice Job Breaking It, Hero!: Justin Sanderson's actions in "Nightmare at 30,000 Feet" are what leads up to his plane crashing. Everyone but the pilot survives, and the survivors kill him as a result.
  • Oh, Crap!:
    • "Nightmare at 30,000 Feet" ends with Justin Sanderson realizing to his horror that the survivors of Flight 1015 are approaching him with malicious intent due to his role in the crash.
    • "The Wunderkind" ends with Raff Hanks realizing he's going to be operated on by an apathetic child.
  • Ominous Visual Glitch: The Super Bowl TV spot starts out like coverage of the game, only for the screen to start flickering and then cut to black altogether.
  • The Password Is Always "Swordfish": In several episodes, the passcode for three different keypads (which all look the same) is 1-0-1-5.
  • Police Brutality:
    • "Replay" has Nina Harrison repeatedly threatened by a police officer, Christopher Lasky, with a taser while clearly confused by what's happening to her.
    • In "Point of Origin", immigration officials interrogate a housewife by strapping her to a metal rack, placing a garish mask with various hoses on her face, then stabbing a thick cable with metal spikes into her back.
  • Production Throwback: The opening credits feature symbols that were used in the original series opening. The production credits are in the same Garamond font, and the closing credits feature a still shot of an item from the episode like the original series.

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    Rod Serling: I take it I have your attention?

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