CBS has announced that a reboot of the legendary anthology series The Twilight Zone is in the works with Jordan Peele (Key & Peele, Get Out) at the helm. Peele will be joined by Simon Kinberg (X-Men: Apocalypse) and Marco Ramirez (Marvel’s Defenders) to produce the new series. The announcement comes after several weeks of rumors regarding Peele’s involvement in a new Twilight Zone series, which began after CBS CEO Leslie Moonves discussed it on an earnings call in early November.
The new Twilight Zone series will be exclusive to CBS All Access, the standalone streaming service that is currently also home to the well-received Star Trek: Discovery.
The original series was created by Rod Serling in 1959, where it ran on CBS for five seasons until 1964. The franchise has been revived twice in the years since – in 1985 and again in 2002 – and has expanded beyond television to include a number of books, comics, and a 1983 film. The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror also remains a highlight attraction at many Disney theme parks around the world. Most Twilight Zone stories blended science fiction with an element of psychological horror or other memorable twist in order to teach a moral message.
“Too many times this year it’s felt we were living in a twilight zone, and I can’t think of a better moment to reintroduce it to modern audiences,” Peele said in a press release.
There is currently no release date for the new series.