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The Twilight Zone: Wrap your slimy tentacles around exclusive, extended scene from S2 home release

By Josh Weiss
The Twilight Zone Season 2

Dive back into that other dimension of sight, sound, and mind with an exclusive first look at the home release for Season 2 of the latest Twilight Zone series from executive producers Jordan Peele (Get Out, Us) and Simon Kinberg (longtime producer of Fox's X-Men films).

SYFY WIRE is excited to debut an extended clip from "8" (actually the sixth episode in the season's lineup), a Thing-inspired homage about a group of researchers who are picked off by an extremely intelligent octopus they discover in the frigid waters of the Arctic. "8" was written by The X-Files alum Glen Morgan (who tackled similar themes in1993's "Ice") and helmed by Synchronic directors Justin Benson and Aaron Moorhead. The episode features several fun Easter eggs, like naming the scientific outpost after The Thing from Another World director, Christian Nyby, and nodding to Rod Serling's narration for The Undersea World of Jacques Cousteau.

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You'll find this extended scene along with several deleted ones and a gag reel on the home release.

Joel McHale (Community), Nadia Hilker (The Divergent Series: Allegiant), Michelle Ang (Fear the Walking Dead), Tim Armstrong (The X-Files), and Brandon Jay McLaren (Firefly Lane) co-star in "8," whose title refers to the amount of an octopus's tentacles.

The Twilight Zone Season 2 "8"
Twilight Zone Season 2 DVD key art

"We are tackling some heady stuff this season, particularly with respect to what it means to exist and how identity is both central to our lives and also a construct. I think we're more introspective this season, but, at the same time, also more fun," executive producer Win Rosenfeld (also the president of Peele's production company, Monkeypaw) told SYFY WIRE early last year — about a month before 2020 revealed itself as a bona fide episode of the classic anthology series.

Other Season 2 guest stars include: Morena Baccarin (Deadpool 2), Jenna Elfman (Dharma & Greg), Colman Domingo (Fear the Walking Dead), Ethan Embry (Sweet Home Alabama), Tony Hale (Toy Story 4), Tavi Gevinson (Enough Said), Christopher Meloni (Harley Quinn), Abbie Hern (Through the Looking Glass), Billy Porter (Pose), Gillian Jacobs (Community), Sophia Macy (The Layover), Topher Grace (Black Mirror), Gretchen Mol (Boardwalk Empire), Daniel Sunjata (The Dark Knight Rises), and Jimmi Simpson (Westworld).

The Twilight Zone Season 2 arrives on DVD next Tuesday, Jan. 12. A Blu-Ray release is also planned, but no date has been specified just yet.