Twilight Zone reboot confirmed for CBS All Access

Twilight Zone reboot confirmed for CBS All Access

0 comments 📅08 December 2017, 19:05

“You are traveling through another dimension, a dimension not only of sight and sound but of mind. A journey into a wondrous land of imagination. Next stop, the Twilight Zone!”

Anyone over the age of 40 probably remembers upon hearing this immortal introduction what followed was a fascinating and mind-expanding episode of the iconic series, more than likely in black and white and watched on a re-run, but somehow that made it more memorable.

A month ago we reported that a reboot was in production at CBS and it’s now been been officially confirmed that it will be exclusively available on the CBS All Access streaming service. The reboot will be the latest show to join the CBS slate of streaming-only programming that most notably includes Star Trek: Discovery.

Get Out (2017) director Jordan Peele’s Monkeypaw Productions is behind the show. Peele, Simon Kinberg (X-Men: Dark Phoenix) and Marco Ramirez (Daredevil) will act as executive producers. Ramirez, who recently helmed Marvel’s The Defenders, will pen the script and serve as showrunner for the reboot.

Jordan Peele

“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.

The original series ran from 1959 to 1964 and told tantalizing tales about dystopia, alien invaders, adventures in space, killer dolls, nuclear holocausts, ruthless science experiments, the perils of racism and much more. With these fantastic tales, creator Rod Serling commented on Cold War society and the horrors of World War II. Most importantly, he captured the creepy side of American culture. In the world of The Twilight Zone, even the nicest of towns were no longer safe from the curiosities of this cruel alternate dimension.

The original series also featured some of the biggest genre writers of the era, including Richard Matheson, Ray Bradbury, Charles Beaumont and George Clayton Johnson. In fact, Serling wrote almost two-thirds of the scripts himself.

This isn’t the first time the show has been revived. The Twilight Zone returned in 1983 as an anthology film directed by Steven Spielberg, John Landis, Joe Dante and George Miller. A new series was made in 1984 and ran from 1985 to 1989. It featured quite a few episodes by George R. R. Martin, together with adaptations of stories by Stephen King, Harlan Ellison, and Arthur C. Clarke. Wes Craven and William Friedkin directed episodes of the series.

The second revival came in 2002. This series aired on UPN and was hosted by Forest Whitaker…but it lasted only one season.

No release date has been set.

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