CBS All Access have finally announced that The Twilight Zone reboot has been given the green light for a new series.
The series, which will be produced by CBS Television Studios in association with Jordan Peele’s Monkeypaw Productions and Simon Kinberg’s Genre films. Kinsberg, Peele and Marco Ramirez all serve as executive producers on the series.
Kinsberg on the announcement said “‘The Twilight Zone’ was a touchstone in my life,” said 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.”
Peele went on to add, “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,”
The Twilight Zone was a science-fiction, psychological-supernatural horror anthology television series created by Rod Serling, which ran for five seasons on CBS from 1959 to 1964. The series dealt with characters encountering paranormal, futuristic, or otherwise disturbing or unusual events; characters who find themselves dealing with these strange, sometimes inexplicable happenings are said to have crossed over into “The Twilight Zone”. The original series won three Emmys during its 156-episode run and explored topics including humanity’s hopes, despairs, prides and prejudices.
This isn’t the first time CBS has resuscitated the series, It returned in the 80’s for three seasons and again in 2002 with only one season with Forest Whitaker acting as the host. In 2012 they had also tried to develop a new series alongside Bryan Singer.