Jordan Peele will Reboot 'The Twilight Zone' for CBS All Access


Created by Rod Serling, the hugely influential series originally ran on CBS for five seasons from 1959 to 1964.

The series had no regular characters: each episode was instead a standalone exploration of fantasy, science-fiction, psychology and metaphysics, with dramatic tension always at the forefront. Key to the reboots is having the original producers attached, which would be CBS Television Studios in the case of The Twilight Zone.

Jordan Peele has seen his fair share of success recently too, with "Get Out" being one of the most profitable movies of all time.

Producer Marco Ramirez, whose notable projects include The Defenders and Daredevil, will work with Peele on the premiere episode, according to CBS. The Twilight Zone will join Discovery, No Activity, and The Good Fight (also renewed for season two) as CBS's flagship originals on the streaming service.

Peele seems like the flawless choice, who's social thriller Get Out already feels like a Twilight Zone episode.Win Rosenfeld and Audrey Chon will executive produce, while Peele, Kinberg, and Ramirez will "collaborate on the premiere episode".

United States television channel CBS announced 6 December that it will resurrect the science-fiction series, in a bid to boost its subscription-based streaming platform CBS All Access. Twilight Zone has also been adapted into comic books, novels, stage productions, radio and games.

Simon Kinberg said in a statement that 'The Twilight Zone was a touchstone in [his] life, ' and that 'the opportunity to continue its lineage is a dream come true'.

It is an extremely competitive arena that The Twilight Zone will enter with plenty of competition from other shows including Black Mirror. It has been revived twice before- for a three season run on CBS beginning in 1985, and for a one season run on UPN beginning in 2002.