GET OUT Director Jordan Peele to Develop THE TWILIGHT ZONE Reboot For CBS All Access
CBS has been looking to reboot the classic Rod Serling series The Twilight Zone for some time now. Now they are moving forward with the development of it and according to Variety, it will be made exclusively for CBS All Access. So, if you're already signed up for Star Trek: Discovery, you've got another series to look forward to watching! Leslie Moonves, CEO of CBS Corp. announced:
"All Access will be the home of a new version of one of the most iconic television shows of all time – The Twilight Zone."
The report also says that Get Out writer and director Jordan Peele is in talks with the network to help develop the project as an executive producer. I've gotta say that if Peele is involved, there's a good chance that the series will actually turn out good! Marc Ramirez is currently serving as the showrunner.
As of right now, there are no details about the program, but if you've ever watched The Twilight Zone, you get the idea of what the series will be like. I just hope that they don't end up remaking a bunch of episodes from the original series. Hopefully, the people involved are creative enough to come up with some good original content.
Bryan Singer (X-Men), Simon Kinberg (X-Men), and Craig Sweeny (Limitless) have been developing the series over the past year, but they are no longer involved with the project. There's no information on if the work they did will carry over to the new talent.
The Twilight Zone is my favorite TV series of all time. The stories it told inspired so many of the films and TV series that we are seeing get made today. There will never be another series like Rod Serling's The Twilight Zone again, not even this reboot will capture the greatness of the original. But, I'm sure there's still a chance that it will turn out to be entertaining.