Wednesday, December 6, 2017

CBS All Access Picks Up 'The Twilight Zone' Revival from Jordan Peele

CBS All Access has officially confirmed a series order for a revival of anthology series The Twilight Zone, it was announced today. 

The original Twilight Zone took viewers to another dimension, a dimension not only of sight and sound but of mind. It was a journey into a wondrous land of imagination for five years on CBS, from 1959-1964. The godfather of sci-fi series, the show explored humanity's hopes, despairs, prides and prejudices in metaphoric ways conventional drama could not.

Jordan Peele, Simon Kinberg and Marco Ramirez developed the series. They will executive produce with Win Rosenfeld and Audrey Chon. CBS Television Studios, Monkeypaw Productions and Genre Films produce.

"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 Twilight Zone was a touchstone in my life," added 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 of 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."