The news comes a month after THR reported Peele was involved in resurrecting the series. CBS announced today that it has issued a series order for a revival of âThe Twilight Zoneâ from Peeleâs Monkeypaw Productions and Simon Kinbergâs Genre Films for its All Access streaming service.
Peele and Kinberg, along with Marco Ramirez (Marvelâs âThe Defendersâ), will serve as executive producers on the show and will âcollaborate on the premiere episode.â CBS has yet to announce a release date, casting, or an episode count.
âThe Twilight Zone was a touchstone in my life,â said Kinberg. âThe opportunity to continue its lineage is a dream come true, and Iâm so thrilled to be doing it with Jordan, Marco and the team at CBS All Access.â
Created by Rod Sterling, the original science fiction, fantasy, and horror series â shot entirely in black and white â ran on CBS for five seasons from 1959 to 1964. It has since become a major cult classic â and currently available to stream on Netflix.
CBS attempted to reboot the series in 1985 and it lasted for three seasons, while UPN produced a single season of its own reboot in 2002, per The Verge. CBS also explored an updated version in 2012 that was to be helmed by âX-Menâ director Bryan Singer, but the project never came to fruition.
âToo many times this year itâs felt we were living in a twilight zone, and I canât think of a better moment to reintroduce it to modern audiences,â said Peele, who is currently working on an adaptation of Matt Ruffâs 2016 novel Lovecraft Country for HBO.
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