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CBS All Access Confirms Jordan Peele-Produced 'Twilight Zone' Revival

CBS All Access Confirms Jordan Peele-Produced 'Twilight Zone' Revival

The show will have a trio of producers with genre experience at the helm: Jordan Peele (Get Out), Simon Kinberg (The X-Men franchise), and Marco Ramirez (The Defenders). Dark Net's Win Rosenfeld and Changeling's Audrey Chon are also set to serve as executive producers.

"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", CBS All Access's Julie McNamara said in a statement. The anthology series ran for five years on CBS, from 1959-1964, and paved the way for all speculative fiction television that followed.

An episode count and premiere date for the series have not been set yet.

A "Twilight Zone" reboot is officially coming to CBS All-Access, "Get Out" director and former "Key & Peele" star Jordan Peele confirmed Wednesday. "The opportunity to continue its lineage is a dream come true". In the fall of 2002, UPN introduced a new "Twilight Zone" with Forest Whitaker serving as host.

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A new iteration of The Twilight Zone has been in the works for years, with War for the Planet of the Apes filmmaker Matt Reeves at one point directing a feature film adaptation.

There's no word yet on when "The Twilight Zone" will make its debut. The original series won three Emmys during its 156-episode run and explored topics including humanity's hopes, despairs, prides and prejudices. In a crowded landscape of almost 500 scripted shows, individual episodic anthologies are easier to consume.

The Twilight Zone will be joining CBS All Access' lineup that includes the return of Star Trek with Star Trek: Discovery, the comedy series No Activity, and the spinoff of The Good Wife, The Good Fight. Ramirez is repped by UTA.


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