The show which aired in 1959 was a product of what was happening at that time. However, CNN writer Brian Lowry, has managed to link an old Twilight Zone episode with COVID-19 current crisis. Scroll down to find out how.
The show's creator, Rod Serling was a writer and TV producer, known as the angry young man of Hollywood. Serling was very active politically and through his confrontations with other executives over issues like racism and war helped form the television industry. In a way all the same issues continue to be relevant today.
Another CNN writer, John Blake, referred to the episode called "The Monsters Are Due on Maple Street" in which aliens invade and make neighbors suspect and turn on each other. Blake said "Maple Street" stands as "a cautionary tale about how social order can quickly break down when an unseen threat causes fear to go viral."
The 60s show has a remake and is now on its second season. While issues might be very different from those in the original series the new Twilight Zone that airs on CBS All Access is still fun to watch. Check out the trailer below.