CBS All Access Posts The Twilight Zone's First Episode for Free

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The first episodes Jordan Peele's reboot of The Twilight Zone hit CBS All-Access today, and there's good news for fans who don't subscribe to that streaming service.

The reboot's first episode, "The Comedian," is free for anyone to watch via the CBS All-Access YouTube channel.

This debut episode stars Kumail Nanjiani as a standup comedian who gets some truly life-chaning advice from one of his comedy idols, Tracy Morgan's JC Wheeler.

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Like many episodes of the original Twilight Zone series, this episode plays into the idea of a man who sets out to get more than what he might have earned and discovers out that there is more to life than what he originally believed.

CBS All-Access is also offering viewers a chance to get a one week of the streaming service for free. However, it's worth noting that CBS All-Access releases its shows on a weekly basis, and the entire series isn't available to stream yet. Only "The Comedian" and the second episode "Nightmare at 30,000 Feet," starring Adam Scott as a concerned airline traveler, are available to watch right now for subscribers.

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There will be a total of 10 episodes of the first season of Jordan Peele's Twilight Zone and future episodes will star the likes of Seth Rogen, Chris O'Dowd, Zazie Beetz, Taissa Farmiga, Ginnifer Goodwin, John Cho, and Steven Yeun.

Hosted by Jordan Peele, The Twilight Zone premiered Monday, April 1, on CBS All Access with its first two episodes, "Nightmare at 30,000 Feet" and "The Comedian," before settling into its regular Thursday slot on April 11.

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