IT’S OFFICIAL: JORDAN PEELE’S TWILIGHT ZONE REBOOT COMING SOON
Back in early November, we let you guys know that Jordan Peele was in talks to reboot the classic sci-fi horror anthology series THE TWILIGHT ZONE for CBS All Access. And today we have confirmation.
The official announcement was made today and all the contracts have been signed. Yes, Jordan Peele (GET OUT) will bring us our new take on THE TWILIGHT ZONE with Simon Kinberg and Marco Ramirez also serving as executive producers and collaborating on the pilot episode.
Jordan Peele on THE TWILIGHT ZONE:
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.
Simon Kinberg adds:
The Twilight Zone was a touchstone in my life. 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.
Julie McNamara, EVP Original Content at CBS All Access:
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.
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THE TWILIGHT ZONE synopsis:
“The Twilight Zone” was the brainchild of Emmy Award-winner Rod Serling, who served as host and wrote over 80 episodes of the original show’s 150-plus episode run. It’s a strange mix of horror, science-fiction, drama, comedy and superstition. Serling introduced each episode, and many of the black and white hours concluded with a surprise ending. Actors such as Burt Reynolds, Roddy McDowell and Robert Redford made appearances in some of the more well-known stories.
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