Jordan Peele-produced 'Twilight Zone' reboot confirmed


CBS tried to revive The Twilight Zone most recently in 2012 with X-Men: Apocalypse director Brian Singer, but nothing ever came from the attempt.

"The Twilight Zone was a touchstone in my life", Kinberg said via Variety.

Details on the project are slim at this time, but CBS states that it has tapped Jordan Peele, Simon Kinberg, and Marco Ramirez as executive producers for the show.

CBS's reboot will apparently also be called "The Twilight Zone", keeping the same name used for the popular series that aired on CBS for five years back in the late 50s and early 60s. Now we've got a little more information from CBS about the reboot, including the fact that Jordan Peele (Get Out) will co-executive produce the show.

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Now, CBS is ready to reboot it once again on their All Access streaming service with Get Out director Jordan Peele producing the series with Simon Kinberg through their respective companies, Monkeypaw Productions and Genre Films.

An episode count has not been announced for the first season, but CBS says it will air exclusively on its streaming service that now features "Star Trek: Discovery", Will Ferrell's "No Activity" and "The Good Wife" spinoff "The Good Fight".

Created by Rod Sterling, the original show premiered on CBS in 1959, telling a series of moralistic, self-contained science fiction, fantasy, and horror stories each week. The original series won three Emmys during its 156-episode run and explored topics including humanity's hopes, despairs, prides and prejudices. He said it's a good time to revisit the off-kilter world of The Twilight Zone. In a crowded landscape of almost 500 scripted shows, individual episodic anthologies are easier to consume. Ramirez is repped by UTA.