According to Deadline, a Twilight Zone reboot is in the works at CBS. Announced by CBS Corp. CEO Leslie Moonves at the company’s earnings call on Thursday, the legendary TV series will appear on the networks streaming service CBS All Access.
What makes this even more interesting is the rumors that Twilight Zone is coming from Jordan Peele’s Monkeypaw production company. Earlier in the year Peele’s directorial debut, Get Out was a box office success raking in over $253 million. The film currently has a 99% “Certified Fresh” rating on aggregator site Rotten Tomatoes.
Created by Rod Serling and originally airing on CBS in 1959, Twilight Zone set the standard for horror/sci-fi anthology series. Between 1959 and 1964 the series was nominated for four Primetime Emmy Awards, taking home two. In fact, the series was such a hit that it featured many popular actors of the era including Burgess Meredith, Jack Klugman, Robert Redford, Ed Wynn, and William Shatner.
The Hollywood Reporter reached out to CBS All Access to confirm Jordan Peele’s involvement, but the network declined to comment beyond the official announcement. Based on how well Peele handled balancing social commentary with horror and humor in Get Out, Twilight Zone could be the perfect fit for the blossoming director.
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