Jordan Peele arrives for the CBS All Access New Series 'The Twilight Zone' premiere. Photo: Albert L. Ortega/Getty Images

"The Twilight Zone," one of the most iconic shows in U.S. history, is getting remade—again—this time by the buzziest auteur around, Jordan Peele, Flipboard's Mia Quagliarello writes for Axios.

Between the lines: Creator Rod Serling originally developed the anthology series in the 1950s to comment on the state of the world in the wake of McCarthyism.

  • He used sci-fi allegories to slip past network censors and make sharp statements about totalitarianism, xenophobia, conspiracy theorists, and more.

What to watch:

  • Peele himself pops up as the deadpan narrator, just like Serling did at the beginning and end of each episode. Other players include Kumail Nanjiani, Tracy Morgan, Adam Scott, Sanaa Lathan, and Seth Rogen.
  • So many Easter eggs. Here's a spoiler-ific list of all of them in the first two episodes.
  • Peele has said that his movie "Us" was inspired by the OG Twilight Zone episode "Mirror Image," in which a woman encounters her double in a bus depot.

The bottom line: "Still a work in progress," said The Ringer.

  • "For the most part, the new series feels like anthology storytelling by the numbers, more concerned with Easter eggs and recurring themes ... than with trying to emulate what the original show did so well — making audiences see the world with more clarity." — The Atlantic

Go deeper: If you're hungering for more like this, go for progenitors like "The X-Files," "Room 104," the film "Her," and of course "Black Mirror."

  • These are the 25 best episodes of the original Twilight Zone, according to Rolling Stone.
  • Watch the first episode of the new series for free on YouTube.

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