While most streamers under the age of 50 probably didn't get to watch the original "Twilight Zone" episodes, CBS has just announced today that they have ordered a reboot of the series led by "Get Out" genius Jordan Peele. 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.
In November, CBS CEO Leslie Moonves told the network's investors that the series, originally masterminded by Rod Serling from 1959 to 1964, was headed for a reboot on the streaming service. Producers on the new version include Jordan Peele ("Get Out", "Key & Peele"), Simon Kinberg ("Legion", "Star Wars Rebels") and Marco Ramirez ("Daredevil"). And given the anthology format, here's hoping Peele writes and directs an episode.
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The new series will not be the first time the series has been rebooted. It became a feature film that was produced by Steven Spielberg in 1983 with segments directed by Spielberg, George Miller, Joe Dante and John Landis, ultimately leading to a three season revival in the 80s. "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", said Kinberg. It was revived in the 1980s and early 2000s, and influenced shows like "The X-Files" and "Black Mirror". The Hollywood Reporter noted the network's CEO, Leslie Moonves, announced on November 2 during an earnings call that CBS was preparing to take on the anthology series as part of its digital catalogue of programming for All Access. If you don't have CBS All Access already, you can try a free, one-week trial.