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.”
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SOURCE: Coming Soon