‘The Twilight Zone’ Revival Coming To CBS All Access
CBS All Access has recently enjoyed success with Star Trek: Discovery, the latest chapter in the beloved sci-fi franchise. According to CBS CEO Leslie Moonves, the studio is eyeing The Twilight Zone as its next program to revive.
THE TWILIGHT ZONE REVIVAL ANNOUNCED
Moonves made the announcement on Thursday morning during an earnings call, although little information was disclosed beyond the project’s existence. Per The Hollywood Reporter‘s report, sources have attested Jordan Peele and Marco Ramirez have signed on for the project. This iteration of the anthology series will fall under Peele’s Monkeypaw production studio, whereas Ramirez is slated to write the show’s script and act as its showrunner. CBS, however, has not commented on the validity of these rumors.
Peele recently portrayed a major character in Netflix’s Big Mouth, and he directed and wrote the hit drama Get Out. Ramirez, likewise, has garnered fame by helming Marvel’s Daredevil and The Defenders Netflix shows, along with writing for Sons of Anarchy and Orange is the New Black.
The Twilight Zone‘s initial run was the brainchild of the late Rod Serling. It ran from 1959 to 1964. During those five years, the show won three Emmys, and 156 episodes were produced in total.
Since then, CBS has resurrected the show twice, once in 1985 and again in 2002. Serling, who passed away in 1975, wasn’t involved in either. Nevertheless, word of a contemporary Twilight Zone revival dates back to 2012, when CBS was in talks with Bryan Singer. Moreover, a stage production under the Twilight Zone banner is slated to play at the Almeida Theatre during December and January.