‘Twilight Zone’ Reboot From Jordan Peele Coming to CBS All Access
It looks like Star Trek isn’t the only sci-fi icon finding new life on CBS All Access. Network heads confirm that a Twilight Zone reboot is in development for the streaming branch, as produced by Get Out director and Key & Peele favorite Jordan Peele.
CBS head Leslie Moonves confirmed during a company earnings call that CBS All Access is developing a new take on the classic Twilight Zone anthology, albeit without clarifying if the series has already been given a full order. At the very least, we know Jordan Peele’s Monkeypaw will produce, with Daredevil and Defenders alum Marco Ramirez both writing and showrunning.
It was in April of 2016 that CBS was said to have partnered with digital video company Interlude for an “original interactive” Twilight Zone project where viewers could “step in and become a part of the story.” That version had BioShock creator Ken Levine writing and directing the pilot episode, but appears to be unrelated to the new effort. CBS also attempted to revive the 1959 series in 2012 with Bryan Singer, amid a string of reboots from the ‘80s to 2002.
We’ll likely learn more details in the coming weeks, but is the promise of a new Twilight Zone further incentive to make the leap to CBS All Access? stay tuned for the latest.
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