Jordan Peele, Simon Kinberg 'Twilight Zone' Reboot Greenlit At CBS All Access

Postado Dezembro 07, 2017

A new iteration of The Twilight Zone has been in the works for years, with War for the Planet of the Apes filmmaker Matt Reeves at one point directing a feature film adaptation.

An episode count and premiere date for the series have not been set yet.

"The Twilight Zone", the show that captivated audiences in the early 1960s and beyond with its time-and-space-bending plots, will return to (streaming) television in a reboot helmed by Jordan Peele.

Simon Kinberg, who has worked heavily on the X-Men franchise, will also be an executive producer on the project.

CBS All Access subscribers can watch anything that CBS has to offer, like local market National Football League games, and exclusive All Access shows like "Star Trek: Discovery" and the newest addition to the lineup: A reboot of "The Twilight Zone: with "Get Out" director Jordan Peele as an executive producer". Audrey Chon and Win Rosenfeld are also executive producing.

The original "Twilight Zone" aired on CBS between 1959 and 1964 and was known for using seemingly fantastical tales to comment on the issues of the day, such as McCarthyism and the threat of nuclear war. Joseph Kosinski subsequently signed on to direct the Twilight Zone movie, and before that Bryan Singer was producing a TV series reboot. The first effort came in 1985 and lasted for three seasons, while UPN produced a single season of its own reboot in 2002.

'Too many times this year, it's felt we were living in a twilight zone, ' the Key and Peele star said in a statement, 'and I can't think of a better moment to reintroduce it to modern audiences'. Rod Serling was the producer, main writer and host of the original series and wrote 92 episodes, leaving a lasting impression on American pop culture and the sci-fi genre. In a crowded landscape of almost 500 scripted shows, individual episodic anthologies are easier to consume. CBS All Access' original series library will continue to expand with the previously announced $1, STRANGE ANGEL, TELL ME A STORY and additional programming to be announced.