CBS announced today that it has issued a series order for a revival of The Twilight Zone from Jordan Peele's Monkeypaw Productions and Simon Kinberg's Genre Filmsfor its All Access streaming service. Peele, Kinberg and Marco Ramirez will serve as executive producers for the series and collaborate on the premiere.
Comedian-turned-director Jordan Peele - known for directing mystery thriller Get Out, which is heading into awards season - will produce the reboot. However none of these managed to come to fruition, instead CBS seems to have found how they want to move forward.
The Twilight Zone was created by Rod Serling and ran on CBS for five seasons from 1959 - 1964. Neither of those attempts managed to update the classic show to the modern era, instead, reminding audiences that the original Twilight Zone is the definite version.More news: Michael Flynn Promised Ex-Partner That Russia Sanctions Would Be 'Ripped Up'
"Kinberg, who is known for his work on the "X-Men" film franchise and "Sherlock Holmes" said, "'The Twilight Zone' was a touchstone in my life. As for the latest reboot, the episode count has not been announced yet. The original series won three Emmys during its 156-episode run and explored topics including humanity's hopes, despairs, prides and prejudices.
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It also spawned 1983's Twilight Zone: The Movie, which is tragically remembered for the deaths of actor Vic Morrow, and child stars Renee Chen and Myca Dinh Le, in an on-set accident in Santa Clarita, California in July of 1982.