• Jordan Peele and Simon Kinberg's "Twilight Zone" released a Season 2 teaser during the National Twilight Zone Day
  • The official release date of the sci-fi anthology's second season has also been announced
  • The second season will feature a more socially conscious approach with more ruminative and brooding episodes 

“The Twilight Zone” Season 2 gets a first look with a trailer and official release date revealed during the National Twilight Zone Day.

Jordan Peele and Simon Kinberg’s “The Twilight Zone” officially dropped its Season 2 trailer on May 11 (Monday), exactly on the Twilight Zone Day. Observed and commemorated during May 11, the National Twilight Zone Day has become a staple annual holiday created to celebrate the provocative sci-fi 1959 anthology classic “The Twilight Zone.”

Compared to the previous thought-provoking series launch, the next installment will delve into a more socially conscious type of storytelling, with rousing episodes that promote introspective issues.

Watch the official trailer of the Peele and Kinberg’s “The Twilight Zone” Season 2 below.

The first anthology series was originally written and narrated by Rod Serling and premiered on Oct. 1, 1959. Serling’s mindboggling television show highlighted themes of surrealism that connoted eerily bizarre impressions where nothing was ever what it seemed to be.

Meanwhile, Peele and Kinberg’s reboot of Serling’s iconic anthology still pivots on the exact same concept but poses a more modern-day take. The newly re-imagined “Twilight Zone” series aired its first season on April 1 last year, updating new episode releases on a weekly basis.

Now with an official second season on the loose, academy award winner Peele will continue as the show’s host alongside a fresh roll of actors that will definitely give the spine-chilling fantasy a whole new light.

As per Deadline, cast for the second season will include the following: Morena Baccarin, Kylie Bunbury, Jenna Elfman, Ethan Embry, Sky Ferreira, Tavi Gevinson, Topher Grace, Tony Hale, Gillian Jacobs, David Krumholtz, Thomas Lennon, Sophia Macy, Natalie Martinez, Joel McHale, Chris Meloni, Gretchen Mol, Paula Newsome, Billy Porter, Jimmi Simpson, Jurnee Smollett, Daniel Sunjata, Damon Wayans Jr., among many others.

“The Twilight Zone” sci-fi anthology series was produced by CBS Television Studios and developed by Simon Kinberg, Jordan Peele and Marco Ramirez. Based on the original 1995 series by Rod Serling, the web television series was developed in association with Peele’s Monkeypaw Productions and Kinberg’s Genre Films.

Before the 2019 debut, Peele addressed that he was initially apprehensive to host and narrate the series. During the 2019 Paleyfest panel for “Twilight Zone,” the Oscar winner shared why he was afraid to take on the roles that made Serling, the original series creator, famous.

“It’s one of these things where it’s terrifying to step into the shoes of such an iconic dude,” Peele shared. “I mean he’s such a master. And I’m thinking as a fan watching the show and it’s like, ‘Is that, is that Key or Peele up there? I don’t know.’ It felt presumptuous.”

The second season for Peele and Kinberg’s “Twilight Zone” is slated to launch on June 25. All 10 episodes will air on CBS All Access.

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Jordan Peele is pictured in press room during the 90th Annual Academy Awards in Hollywood, California, on March 4, 2018. Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images