The Twilight Zone wouldn’t be nearly as iconic as it is now without Rod Sterling guiding viewers in and setting up the mysterious sights and sounds of each story with his ominous introductions, but since Sterling has been dead for over 40 years, CBS’ new Twilight Zone reboot has had to face the impossible task of finding someone to fill his fancy shoes. (The old series never really showed Sterling’s feet, but he always dressed like someone who wore nice shoes.)
Luckily, it turns out that CBS didn’t have to look very hard, as new Twilight Zone executive producer Jordan Peele will be taking over as the new host. Peele made the announcement himself on Twitter, alongside the very first teaser for the rebooted anthology series. The clip doesn’t tell us much, but it does have Peele taking over for Sterling in the “ominous introduction” department.
The series will premiere on CBS’ All Access streaming service next year.