What better way to celebrate the April 1 premiere of CBS All Access‘ The Twilight Zone reboot than with a chance to watch Kumail Nanjiani in the series’ pilot episode “The Comedian” – for free! The episode debuted on April 1 (along with with Adam Scott starrer “Nightmare at 30,000 Feet”), with new episodes set for Thursdays starting April 11.
Here’s a look at the official trailer for “The Comedian,” followed by the episode – courtesy of the fine folks at CBS All Access:
The Twilight Zone s01e01 “The Comedian”: Comedian Samir Wassan (Kumail Nanjiani) wants to be famous…but at what cost?
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Rod Serling‘s original The Twilight Zone took viewers to another dimension, a dimension not only of sight and sound but of mind. It was a journey into a wondrous land of imagination for five years on CBS, from 1959-1964. The godfather of sci-fi series, the show explored humanity’s hopes, despairs, prides and prejudices in metaphoric ways conventional drama could
The original “The Twilight Zone” premiered on Oct. 2, 1959 on CBS. The series took viewers to another dimension, a dimension not only of sight and sound, but of mind. As the godfather of sci-fi series, the show explored humanity’s hopes, despairs, prides and prejudices in metaphoric ways conventional dramas could not.
In 2019 viewers will enter another dimension with Jordan Peele and Simon Kinberg’s modern re-imagining of the classic. CBS All Access’ THE TWILIGHT ZONE anthology series will bring the original show’s legacy of socially conscious storytelling to modern day audiences, exploring the human condition and holding a lens up to the culture of our times.
With series executive producer Jordan Peele serving as host/narrator, CBS All Access’ The Twilight Zone guest stars Ike Barinholtz, John Cho, Chris Diamantopoulos, Lucinda Dryzek, Taissa Farmiga, Glenn Fleshler, James Frain, Ginnifer Goodwin, Zabryna Guevara, Steve Harris, Percy Hynes-White, Damson Idris, Greg Kinnear, Luke Kirby, John Larroquette, Sanaa Lathan, Tracy Morgan, Kumail Nanjiani, Adam Scott, Rhea Seehorn, China Shavers, Allison Tolman, Erica Tremblay, Jacob Tremblay, Jefferson White, Jonathan Whitesell, Jessica Williams, DeWanda Wise, and Steven Yeun.
Produced by CBS Television Studios in association with Peele’s Monkeypaw Productions and Simon Kinberg’s Genre Films, Peele, Kinberg, Win Rosenfeld, Audrey Chon, Glen Morgan, Carol Serling, Rick Berg, and Greg Yaitanes serve as executive producers.