For decades, The Twilight Zone has been a staple of the science fiction genre with its anthology of sci-fi and horror tales. Now, CBS is ready to reboot it once again on their All Access streaming service with Get Out director Jordan Peele producing the series with Simon Kinberg through their respective companies, Monkeypaw Productions and Genre Films.
Joining them as executive producers will be Marco Ramirez, Win Rosenfeld and Audrey Chon. Peele, Kinberg and Ramirez will collaborate together on the premiere episode of the new series.
“Too many times this year it’s felt we were living in a twilight zone, and I can’t think of a better moment to reintroduce it to modern audiences,” said Jordan Peele.
“The Twilight Zone was a touchstone in my life,” said Simon Kinberg. “The opportunity to continue its lineage is a dream come true, and I’m so thrilled to be doing it with Jordan, Marco and the team at CBS All Access.”
“The original The Twilight Zone bridged science-fiction, horror and fantasy together to explore human nature and provide social commentary in a way that audiences had never seen before,” said Julie McNamara, Executive Vice President, Original Content, CBS All Access. “Under the auspices of Jordan Peele, Simon Kinberg and Marco Ramirez, and with the creative freedom that the CBS All Access platform affords, this is an incredible opportunity to bring today’s audiences a modern reimagining of this iconic series.”
The Twilight Zone was created by Rod Serling and ran on CBS for five seasons from 1959 – 1964. It became a feature film that was produced by Steven Spielberg in 1983 with segments directed by Spielberg, George Miller, Joe Dante and John Landis, ultimately leading to a three season revival in the 80s. It had a brief reboot in 2002 for one season with talks on-and-off over the last decade to revive the series again as a television series or new feature film.
No word yet on when The Twilight Zone will premiere on CBS All Access. Check back here for more details later.