CBS has announced that it will soon be the destination to watch a "The Twilight Zone" reboot with Jordan Peele among the executive producers on the series. Peele, Kinberg and Ramirez will collaborage on the premiere episode. U.S. television channel CBS has announced it will resurrect the science-fiction series, in a bid to boost its subscription-based streaming platform CBS All Access. He will be joined in the executive producer role by Simon Kinberg (X-Men: Dark Phoenix) and Marco Ramirez (The Defenders). Peele's Monkeypaw Productions and Kinberg's Genre Films will assist CBS Television Studios with production.
Peele seems like the flawless choice, who's social thriller Get Out already feels like a Twilight Zone episode.Win Rosenfeld and Audrey Chon will executive produce, while Peele, Kinberg, and Ramirez will "collaborate on the premiere episode".
It's been a huge year for Peele, whose critically-acclaimed horror film Get Out was a smash hit - taking in $175 million domestically and another $78 million overseas, against a $4.5 million budget - with building buzz as award season approaches. However none of these managed to come to fruition, instead CBS seems to have found how they want to move forward. No release date has been set and it's unclear if the reboot is going straight to series or is just in development.
CBS has announced the new reboot of The Twilight Zone has been ordered to series for the network's streaming service CBS All Access.
Created by Rod Sterling, the original science fiction, fantasy, and horror series - shot entirely in black and white - ran on CBS for five seasons from 1959 to 1964.
The Twilight Zone has also seen other revivals in the past - one in 1986, on CBS, which ran for 110 episodes and another in 2002, on UPN, for 43 episodes. Serling wrote nearly two-thirds of the scripts himself.
You are about to enter The Twilight Zone once again.