The 1959 classic TV series, The Twilight Zone is being brought back to life by CBS All Access according to CBS Corp CEO Leslie Mooves who made the announcement on Thursday.
At this stage, a format in which it is to revive itself hasn’t been made clear but sources say the show has come out of Jordan Peele’s Monkeypaw banner. CBS has managed to hold onto the rights for all these years and will executive produce with Netflix’s Sons of Anarchy and The Defenders Marco Ramirez set to write the script and serve as a showrunner.
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.
CBS All Access has been flourishing recently after the success of Star Trek: Discovery on their platform, the show has seen a record number of people signing up for subscriptions