Twilight Zone Reboot by Jordan Peele Heads to CBS All Access
Jordan Peele, Simon Kinberg, and Marco Ramirez are all on board to produce.
CBS All Access looks to have secured another high profile property for its fledgling streaming brand. After making waves with its exclusive rights to Star Trek: Discovery, it now has another big brand: The Twilight Zone.
The Twilight Zone reboot has been shopped around Hollywood for some time now. It has a trifecta of big name producers attached. They include Jordan Peele (Get Out) who seems to be leading the charge, as well as Simon Kinberg (X-Men franchise) and Marco Ramirez (The Defenders).
Upon the reveal of the show being green lit, Peele stated that “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.” Julie McNamara, an executive for CBS All Access, added the following:
“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. 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 original The Twilight Zone is regarded as one of the best television shows of all time. Created by Rod Serling, the show ran originally on CBS from 1959 to 1964. It’s easily recognized as an influence on other anthology styled shows such as the popular Black Mirror. It’s had numerous attempts at revivals, but none with the power behind it that Peele, Kinberg and Ramirez bring.
CBS All Access offers users a free one-week trial to give the program a whirl. At the conclusion of that, CBS All Access requires a payment of $5.99 a month to access its content. There’s no word yet as to when Peele, Kinberg and Ramirez are targeting for a premiere.