The New TWILIGHT ZONE Series is Just Remaking Classic Episodes and Adam Scott Joins NIGHTMARE AT 30,000 FEET
The one thing that I was hoping Jordan Peele’s Twilight Zone revival wouldn’t do is remake old classic episodes. I wanted to see new and original stories! Unfortunately, it doesn’t look like that is going to happen.
We already saw a teaser trailer for the series that featured a set reminiscent of the classic William Shatner episode “Nick of Time”. Now is been announced that the other classic Shatner episode, “Nightmare At 30,000 Feet” is being remade and Adam Scott as been cast in it.
“Nightmare A 30,000 Feet” tells the story of a man, fresh out of a mental hospital, in an airplane who sees a gremlin on the wing tearing into the engine.
So, it looks like this new Twilight Zone series is just going to remake the old classic episodes, so now my excitement for the series has died. There’s no point in remaking the classics. Fresh new original ideas is the way they should’ve gone, but I guess the creativity and imagination just isn’t there. That’s a shame.
Hell, they are even remaking stories from the 2002 revival series! The episode “Rewind” which is about a compulsive gambler. There were a couple original Twilight Zone episodes about compulsive gamblers as well such as “The Prime Mover” and “The Fever”.
Peele is producing the series for CBS All Access and he will also be stepping in the shoes of creator Rod Serling as the host of the show. When previously talking about the series, Peele explained:
“Rod Serling was an uncompromising visionary who not only shed light on social issues of his time, but prophesied issues of ours. I’m honored to carry on his legacy to a new generation of audiences as the gatekeeper of ‘The Twilight Zone.'”
What do you all think about the new Twilight Zone series just remaking classic episodes?