CBS has officially given the green light to reboot The Twilight Zone on CBS All Access.
The official announcement came on Wednesday. The new series will be produced by CBS Television Studios in association with Jordan Peele’s Monkeypaw Productions and Simon Kinberg’s Genre Films. Peele, Kinberg and Marco Ramirez will serve as executive producers for the series and collaborate on the premiere. Win Rosenfeld and Audrey Chon will also serve as executive producers.
“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,” said Peele in a statement
“The Twilight Zone was a touchstone in my life,” said Kinberg. “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.”
“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, Executive Vice President, Original Content, 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.”
The original The Twilight Zone was created by Rod Serling. The anthology series ran for five years on CBS, from 1959-1964, and paved the way for all speculative fiction television that followed.
The announcement follows shortly after CBS greenlit the dark fairytale series Tell Me A Story from the creator of Scream.