CBS All Access has officially ordered a Twilight Zone reboot from Get Out writer/director Jordan Peele.
“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,” said Julie McNamara, exec vp originals at CBS All Access. “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.”
While an episode count has yet to be revealed, the project is ordered at a time when CBS All Access is ramping up its scripted presence. The streamer has already found success through Good Wife spinoff The Good Fight and Star Trek: Discovery while lining up Kevin Williamson fairy tale thriller Tell Me a Story;
This will be the fourth variation of The Twilight Zone, which originally ran 1959-64 and won three Emmys. The series was revived in the 1980s for three seasons and in 2002 for one season. It arrives at a time when episodic anthologies are becoming more commonplace in the television industry, whether it be TBS’s The Guest Book, HBO’s Room 104, or Netflix’s Black Mirror.