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Every 'Twilight Zone' (2019) Episode, Ranked

Updated June 25, 2020 415 votes 88 voters 4.1k views20 items

The 2019 Twilight Zone revival premiered on the first of April but their best episodes are no joke. Airing on CBS All Access and bringing the same dramatic mix of thriller, horror, fantasy, and science fiction as its predecessors, the new Twilight Zone, from executive producer Jordan Ppeele, offers episodes fit the worries and the fears of the modern era.

With some of Hollywood's favorite actors appearing as guest stars, the best new Twilight Zone episodes delve into everything from the futile anguish of feeling helpless to the intoxicating carelessness that can accompany power. The existential ideas that have threaded themselves through all four previous incarnations of The Twilight Zone remain in the newest revival. Like any good anthology show with so many styles, stories, and morals some of the new episodes of The Twilight Zone are definitely better than the rest.

Vote up the episodes from the latest version of The Twilight Zone that did the best job delivering that Twilight Zone twist and vote down the episodes that missed the mark, and be sure to check out our list of the best original Twilight Zone episodes.

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  • 1

    Replay

    Replay
    Video: YouTube

    Written by: Selwyn Seyfu Hinds
    Cast: Sanaa Lathan, Damson Idris, Glenn Fleshler, Steve Harris

    While traveling with her college-bound son, Nina Harrison (Sanaa Lathan) realizes her old family camcorder can turn back time, and that only she is aware of what it can do. After her son is shot by a racist state trooper, she sets out to prevent it from happening.

    • Original Airing: April 11, 2019
    • Season: 1
    • Episode Number: 3
    • Director: Gerard McMurray
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  • 2

    Nightmare at 30,000 Feet

    Nightmare at 30,000 Feet
    Video: YouTube

    Story by: Simon Kinberg, Jordan Peele and Marco Ramirez
    Teleplay by: Marco Ramirez, based on "Nightmare at 20,000 Feet" by Richard Matheson
    Cast: Adam Scott, Chris Diamantopoulos, Dan Carlin, Katie Findlay, Nicholas Lea

    Justin Sanderson (Adam Scott), journalist suffering from PTSD, finds an MP3 player with a true crime podcast that details how the airplane he is currently on will disappear.

    • Original Airing: April 1, 2019
    • Season: 1
    • Episode Number: 2
    • Director: Greg Yaitanes
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  • 3

    Six Degrees of Freedom

    Six Degrees of Freedom
    Video: YouTube

    Written by: Heather Anne Campbell and Glen Morgan
    Cast: DeWanda Wise, Jessica Williams, Jefferson White, Lucinda Dryzek, Jonathan Whitesell

    A space crew preparing for the first human flight to mars is faced with a life-altering decision... and its consequences.

    • Original Airing: May 2, 2019
    • Season: 1
    • Episode Number: 6
    • Director: Jakob Verbruggen
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    Blurryman

    Blurryman
    Video: YouTube

    Written by: Alex Rubens
    Cast: Zazie Beetz, Betty Gabriel, Zibby Allen, Caitlin Stryker, Seth Rogen

    In a metafictional episode, the writer of the latest episode of Jordan Peele's The Twilight Zone finds herself stalked by a mysterious person who is there one minute and isn't the next. Working with a fellow writer, she works to get to the bottom of the mystery.

    • Original Airing: May 30, 2019
    • Season: 1
    • Episode Number: 10
    • Director: Simon Kinberg
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