Prepare to Have Very Mixed Feelings About Jordan Peele's Twilight Zone Reboot
Dec 07 2017 by Francis Osborne
He will be joined by Simon Kinberg (X-Men television and movie series) and Marco Ramirez (Marvel'sThe Defenders) for the reboot of the series, which ran for five seasons from 1959 to 1964. Now, CBS All-Access has confirmed that the project is moving forward with Jordan Peele, Simon Kinberg, and Marco Ramirez joining as executive producers of the show.
Details on The Twilight Zone, Courtesy of CBS: The original The Twilight Zone took viewers to another dimension, a dimension not only of sight and sound but of mind.
We learned today that CBS All Access has indeed ordered Jordan Peele's re-imaging of the series with Aubrey Chon, Marco Ramirez, Win Rosenfeld, and Simon Kinberg acting as executive producers along with Peele.
Peele is also producing "Lovecraft Country", an HBO adaptation based on Matt Rush's acclaimed novel of the same name.
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An episode count and premiere date for the series have not been set yet. In an effort to continue to expand its original content on its streaming service, CBS announced earlier this month that The Twilight Zone will be coming to CBS All Access.
"The Twilight Zone was a touchstone in my life", 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", said Julie McNamara, exec vp originals at CBS All Access. The first effort came in 1985 and lasted for three seasons, while UPN produced a single season of its own reboot in 2002.
It is an extremely competitive arena that The Twilight Zone will enter with plenty of competition from other shows including Black Mirror. However, Peele says that the show has a special relevance now.