Here’s How To Watch Jordan Peele’s ‘Twilight Zone’ Reboot In Australia
It's coming to your screen real, real soon, and it's full of amazing people like Adam Scott, Stephen Yuen, Seth Rogen and Chris O'Dowd.
It’s fast becoming a cliche to describe a show or a film as “suited for our post-Trump times”, but if there’s any series that could accurately be said about, it’s the Twilight Zone.
After all, the original, genre-defying, era-defining, Rod Serling-hosted show was an attempt to Trojan Horse political discourse into the American household. Nowadays, you don’t have to Trojan Horse anything — audiences actively demand that their art tackle the dystopian hell that they spend every waking moment in.
For the kids: Rod Serling literally created THE TWILIGHT ZONE because he was tired of network execs trying to censor his sociopolitical statements, so he dressed those statements up in science fiction. https://t.co/lKkZbn3cPg
— Phil Nobile Jr. (@PhilNobileJr) April 2, 2019
Enter Jordan Peele’s Twilight Zone reboot from stage left. The new show boasts savvy updates of the original’s classics — Nightmare At 20,000 Feet, which once featured William Shatner and a very rotund gremlin determined to tear the wings off his plane, now features Adam Scott travelling through time (maybe?), while It’s A Good Life, a horrifying short about a young boy with telepathic powers, has been recast with Jacob Tremblay of Room fame.
It’s a thrilling mess of familiar classics and new faces, basically, and critics are already describing it as one of the most inventive shows on network television.
Better yet, it’s going to be available on Australian screens.
Channel 10 has bagged the rights to the show, meaning that it’ll be available on 10 All Access from April 19 onwards. That’s when the first four episodes of the show — The Comedian, Nightmare At 30,000 Feet, Replay and The Traveler — will all drop. After that point, the last three episodes of the first season will drop weekly.
Basically every episode of the new reboot sounds great, but of particular interest is The Traveler. Starring the incredibly talented (and incredibly hot) Steven Yeun, it’s directed by Ana Lily Amirpour, best known as the creative force behind A Girl Walks Home Alone At Night, a Persian vampire western that you absolutely need to seek out right goddamn now if you haven’t already.