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– by Joseph Jammer Medina

Right now, CBS All Access may only really have Star Trek: Discovery as their big ticket item, but that seems poised to change in the future. CBS Television Network has announced that a reboot of The Twilight Zone will be joining Star Trek: Discovery in the streaming service’s original programming slate.

This reboot won’t just be some half-assed take though. Executive producing the project is none other than Get Out director Jordan Peele. He will be joined in the executive producer role by Simon Kinberg (X-Men: Dark Phoenix) and Marco Ramirez (The Defenders). Needless to say, these are some pretty heavy hitters, and it can only mean great things for CBS and The Twilight Zone.

“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,” said 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.”

Regarding this, CBS All Access executive vice president of original content Julie McNamara said:

“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. 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.”

Are you excited to see what this gang can bring to a new Twilight Zone series? Let us know down below!

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SOURCE: Coming Soon

  • Fallout Boy!

    Talk about having no reason to watch! Holy cow!
    That’s 2 and O for CBS, the studio that managed to get a euphoric Comic-Con crowd to loudly BOO their new SJW version of Star Trek!
    Honestly, in genre, you can’t really screw up more than that!

    • Kindofabigdeal

      Did Trek really get boo’d at Comic-Con? I haven’t heard about that.

      • Fallout Boy!

        Year before Discovery came out, yes. It started with cheers as you would expect, then, as they described their intentions for the show, people started getting uncomfortable, then miffed, then vocal. I think the panel was stunned. Actually, ‘I’ was kind of stunned. Actually, it was kind of mutual and awkward. After that they backed off and talked about peripheral topics to be safe. Guy and wife in front of me turn around and says they’ve been coming over 20 years and never seen anything like it. It was only my 3rd SDCC.

        • Loveblanket

          Fanatical fanbases are always the smallest of minorities. You don’t own Star Trek. They can and will do what they want with it and by all accounts the show and the service has been a success. Sucks to be you.

          • Fallout Boy!

            Lol! ‘Fanatical fanbases’. Man, are you out of touch. Mommy still cleaning your underwear is she?
            Must pay a lot to be a cuck shill for a failing franchise. Did I say anything about ‘owning’ anything?
            You’re so triggered it probably affects your sexual performance.
            Oh, that’s right, you’ve never had any. If by ‘success’ you mean spending money on a show that almost nobody is watching from roll-out to this moment, then yeah. You’re standards are low but then, look who I’m talking to.

            Social Justice agenda TV is failing across the board if you haven’t noticed. But, obviously, you haven’t. If there’s anyone whom it ‘sucks to be’ you will find that person in the mirror for the rest of your pathetic, misinformed life. But, I will grant that it’s an accomplishment to manage to convey your entirely desperate personality, blatant lack of clarity, and utter dearth of meaningful life experience all in such a short collection of words. Go ahead, open your mouth again, and let’s see how much more you can humiliate yourself in a public forum.

      • Loveblanket

        No, it’s bullshit.

        • Fallout Boy!

          Please. You’re fake-news bullshit. Your whole LIFE is probably fake-news bullshit. You know NOTHING about it and wouldn’t be able to deny it if you had been at the panel. I’m sure a blanket is the only thing you’ll ever find to ‘love’, so you keep talking and we’ll keep laughing at you.

    • Loveblanket

      LOL! You stupid racists and homophobes don’t even understand that Star Trek is the original SJW television show. And it must hurt that the new show got very good reviews. I still can’t imagine what it’s like to live inside such a tiny mind, that the mere presence of non-white people involved in anything is social engineering to you, when your too stupid to see that you are the SJW that is trying to falsely pretend the world is majority white and male. No wonder you like Star Trek, you live in an alternate fucking reality. I’m glad you hate these shows and these changes. In fact, just as a big fuck you to racist scum like yourself, I may go back on my vow not to sub to CBS just to support them against trash. The saddest part is that the world has already passed you by, there’s nothing you can do about it, and you will still spend your life crying about all of it. Pathetic little turd.

      • Fallout Boy!

        Lol! ‘I’ live in a fantasy world? You made up this ENTIRE reply by putting words in my mouth and making assumptions about my meaning without ever bothering to even ask for clarification or pose a rhetorical question. Who gives a fuck about ST when I can spend time triggering you? Bring it, punk! You were outgunned from the moment you clicked! I can run circles around you and all you’ll hear is surroundsound laughter!
        Blubblub ‘racist’ blublub ‘male’ blubblub LOLOL Somebody get a PA with a drool-bucket! Come on, baby, gimme that scromit! At our last NRA meeting yer mum confided to me that she was buying because you’ve proven to be such a profound disappointment that her newfound stance on abortion is retroactive! You better watch out! After a little instruction she can still only draw a so-so bead, but it’s enough to get the job done!

        Pathetic liberal tears? Hey, man, surf’s up!

  • Kindofabigdeal

    I’m someone who felt that Get Out was overly hyped and that the twist wasn’t as good as I would have thought. But it does show that he put in more thought than a lot of horror directors out there. He doesn’t inspire a whole lot of confidence with just one film. Not enough to subscribe to an entirely new streaming service. But rather than jump the gun we should just wait and see how it looks.

  • Kratos

    no thanks. i prefer the 1950s-60s series and a handful of the mid 80s reboot episodes.

    • Loveblanket

      translation- No thanks, I only live in the past am either unable, or unwilling to change and try new things. I equate something being old and/or first with being superior and refuse to watch because if I’m proven wrong I couldn’t handle it. Instead I’ve already decided I prefer one thing over another without having actually seen both. I’m the definition of a close minded moron enslaved by nostalgia and fearful of any manner of change at all. Now if you’ll excuse me, I’m going to go back to my cave and live in the past.

  • Loveblanket

    It’s a shame, I hear good things about Discovery and Twilight Zone is imho the best tv series of all time, but I’m not paying for another god damned streaming service.

    • Fallout Boy!

      You fuck of a hypocritical shitwad FAKE. Your wanna bloviate and start shit with ME – but you haven’t even SEEN the show in question? You are a CUNT of a liar and a misleading, shit-starting, whining BITCH of a troll and nothing more. I’m gonna post this whole exchange everywhere they discuss genre on Disqus, with your fucked up dismissal of commentary on a show you haven’t even SEEN as the last piece of evidence of just how just how lame you are. Man, you are the shittiest part of the entire internet. You are WORTHLESS.

Joseph Jammer Medina is an author, podcaster, and editor-in-chief of LRM. A graduate of Chapman University’s Dodge College of Film and Television, Jammer’s always had a craving for stories. From movies, television, and web content to books, anime, and manga, he’s always been something of a story junkie.