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Jordan Peele's Twilight Zone Reboot Gets Official Trailer, Key Art

According to that signpost up ahead, things are going to get weird at our next stop.

CBS All Access released an official trailer for The Twilight Zone, Jordan Peele's reboot of the iconic sci-fi/horror anthology series, to its YouTube channel this morning. Along with the spot came new key art strongly reminiscent of the amazing teaser for the series that premiered during the Super Bowl earlier this month. (via Deadline)

Unlike the teaser, which featured several iterations of Peele haunting an otherwise eerily empty Mercedes-Benz stadium, this trailer sports plenty of scenes from the first batch of episodes we'll be getting. The cuts are fast, furious and (likely intentionally) disorienting, so don't expect to be able to piece together too much of any one story — just let the unsettling weirdness wash over you, and along the way, keep an eye out for a few significant Easter eggs.

Among these: a brief shot of some type of exhibit titled "It's a Mission to Mars." Text can be seen on the exhibit which reads, "But many failures have occurred relatively recently, proving again and again that space exploration is very, very difficult. But since 1996, Mars exploration has begun a Renaissance, with data from four orbiters and four landed missions developing a revolutionary new view of Mars as an Earth-like world with a complex geologic history." This could be a callback to one of several classic episodes, such as "People Are Alike All Over," in which a hapless astronaut ends up on display in a Martian zoo.

We also get a shot of a rather ugly doll washing up on the shore of a beach, which sharp-eyed observers will recognize looks exactly like the wing-dwelling gremlin which terrorized airplane passenger William Shatner in original episode "Nightmare at 20,000 Feet" — which, incidentally, is being revisited for the reboot series as "Nightmare at 30,000 Feet." We also see that episode's protagonist, played by Adam Scott, getting a little otherworldly counsel from a fellow passenger ("You're not supposed to be here," the man says), and at the spot's end, washing up on that same beach, suggesting that the narrative of the reboot episode will play out a bit differently from the original. This isn't the only Shatner-starring episode to get a shoutout; in a blink-and-you'll-miss-it shot, we see the fortune telling machine which played havoc with the lives of a young couple (one of whom was portrayed by Shatner) in the season 2 episode "Nick of Time."

We also get a look at previously announced cast members Sanaa Lathan (The Affair) trying to make heads or tails of an undisclosed freaky situation; young actor Jacob Tremblay (Room) finding himself caught up in some kind of grassroots political campaign; and Kumail Nanjiani (Silicon Valley) as a man who has somehow "changed something, erased something" in his life. During a short sequence in which Lathan's character gets some advice from a fellow patron in a diner, we also see Peele himself ominously looking on, dressed in a suit that seems like it could have come straight out of the late, great Rod Serling's wardrobe.

It's a trailer obviously meant to evoke an extreme sense of unease rather than offering up much in the way of concrete plot details, and it accomplishes its objective beautifully. Its mishmash of surreal imagery with the decidedly mundane is directly in keeping with the tone of the original series, while its overall vibe has a distinct Black Mirror feel — fitting, since that wildly popular Netflix series is arguably the most successful direct descendant of the original Twilight Zone.

This is not the first revival of the venerable anthology series. The first, which aired on CBS for three seasons between 1985 and 1989, was well-received and produced several classic episodes of its own; the second, which lasted only one season on UPN between 2002 and 2003, featured Forest Whitaker as onscreen narrator and was notable for its frequent examination of contemporary social issues. In Peele, though, the property has found a guiding hand capable of truly updating its creepy aesthetic and moral sensibility for a new generation. The horror impresario is a lifelong fan (even going on record stating that his forthcoming feature Us was influenced by the original episode "Mirror Image"), and also happens to be riding one of the hottest streaks in showbiz at the moment with a multitude of projects in the works across a wide variety of platforms.

These include the horror drama Lovecraft Country for HBO, the animated horror comedy Wendell and Wild for Netflix (which will reunite him with longtime partner in crime Keegan-Michael Key), and the historical Nazi hunting drama The Hunt for Amazon Prime. But first, Peele wants to take us to a special place. It's a place as vast as space, and as timeless as infinity. It is the middle ground between light and shadow, between science and superstition; it lies between the pit of man's fears, and the summit of his knowledge. There's a nice, dark corner of this place reserved just for you — but beware, because there's just no telling what you'll find there.

In addition to those listed above, The Twilight Zone stars John Cho, Lucinda Dryzek, Taissa Farmiga, Ginnifer Goodwin, Zabryna Guevara, Percy Hynes-White, DeWanda Wise, Greg Kinnear, Ike Barinholtz, Luke Kirby, Rhea Seehorn, Alison Tolman, James Frain, Jefferson White, Jonathan Whitesell, Jessica Williams, and Steven Yeun. The first two episodes premiere April 1 on CBS All Access; subsequent episodes will drop on the streamer every Thursday beginning April 11. Check out the new key art below.