The first chilling trailer for The Twilight Zone reboot features a look at The Walking Dead alum Steven Yeun as a mysterious smiling man in a suit.
The Twilight Zone has enjoyed decades of admiration from fans across generations. Rod Serling’s seminal classic used science fiction to drive home a narrative about how current events in the late 1950s and early 1960s impacted society. Now, Jordan Peele is giving the show a brand new look for CBS All Access and The Walking Dead’s Steven Yeun is front and center in the first trailer for the show, which premieres (appropriately) on April 1.
Peele’s re-imagining of the classic show, which has been rebooted several times over the year and has one feature film to its name, includes an all-star cast that will appear in the standalone episodes. Though it’s unclear what the context of Yeun’s role is, there’s no denying that it’s deliciously creepy.
Here’s your look at the trailer:
As you can see, there’s a man who is being followed by a set of numbers and time seems to be moving strangely around him. Yeun appears as a man in a suit with a mysterious smile on his face, and as the trailer moves along the action picks up exponentially.
During its original 1958-1964 run, The Twilight Zone focused a spotlight on issues like racism, the Cold War, the demons of past conflicts like the Civil War and World War II, while also mixing in a healthy amount of good old science fiction stories.
“The Monsters Are Due On Maple Street” is an episode that demonstrates how fear can be used to manipulate people, turning neighbors against neighbors in the middle of suburban America. (All this while aliens observe how easy it is to cause such panic) “Nightmare at 20,000 Feet stars William Shatner as a man who is terrified to fly, and when he sees a creature on the wing of the plane, the flight crew and passengers write it off to his nervous breakdown while the creature disables one of the engines.
It’s always fun to see members of The Walking Dead Family in new shows, but there’s something very special about seeing Yeun in this role on The Twilight Zone. The Twilight Zone has remained a cult classic over the years, much as we expect to see with The Walking Dead, and Yeun will have played a part in both franchises.
The Twilight Zone premieres on April 1 on CBS All Access.