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. Given the success of Star Trek: Discovery on the CBS All-Access platform, Moonves was excited to add another exclusive to the service. Peele, Kinberg and Ramirez will collaborage on the premiere episode.
The original "Twilight Zone" ran for five years on CBS, from 1959 to 1964.
In 1983, Steven Spielberg produced a film, Twilight Zone: The Movie, that starred Dan Aykroyd, Albert Brooks and John Lithgow. Dark Net's Win Rosenfeld and Changeling's Audrey Chon are also set to serve as executive producers. "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", said Kinberg.
"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", Julie McNamara, Executive Vice President of Original Content at CBS All Access, said in a press release. It was revived in the 1980s and early 2000s, and influenced shows like "The X-Files" and "Black Mirror".
It's the third TV reboot for the famed sci-fi franchise, which was brought back for a 65-episode run from 1985 and 1989, and a 44-episode run from 2002 until 2003. In a crowded landscape of almost 500 scripted shows, individual episodic anthologies are easier to consume.
Stay tuned to Heroic Hollywood for the latest news on the new reboot of The Twilight Zone as we learn it. However, Peele says that the show has a special relevance now.