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J.J. Abrams Developing Rod Serling's Final Screenplay as a Series

TV J.J. Abrams by Joey Paur

J.J. Abrams and his Bad Robot production company will be developing a limited event series that is based on the final unproduced screenplay that Twilight Zone creator Rod Serling wrote before he died at the age of 50 in 1975. It's called The Stops Along the Way.

Abrams made a deal with Serling's estate, and he secured the rights to the screenplay from Serling’s widow, Carol Serling. There are no details on what the story is about, but knowing Serling's storytelling style it's going to be amazing! I'm excited to see a new work of Serling's get made, and the fact that Abrams is the guy spearheading its development is awesome!

Serling did talk about the project in his last interview four months before he died. He was asked if he had a script that he has special feelings for, and this was his response:

I just wrote The Stops Along the Way, which is, I think, a lovely script.

I can't wait to see how this turns out. The Twilight Zone is, in my mind, the greatest series of all time. Rod Serling was a genius. Almost everything we see made these days in movies and TV is inspired by what Serling did with the iconic series. 

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