The real world has overshadowed fables, says Billy Porter from the second season of The Twilight Zone

LOS ANGELES – The Twilight Zone – the classic television anthology (1959 to 1964) blending science fiction, horror and fantasy in strange and troubling parables – often spoke in metaphor to the issues of its time.

And the revival of the series launched by Oscar-winning filmmaker Jordan Peele (Get Out, 2017) last year (2019) is no different – although the second season, now streaming on HBO Go, is airing at a time when real life might be as surreal as the show.

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