An iconic sci-fi anthology that ended a half-century ago will be revived, as CBS this week announced plans to reboot “The Twilight Zone.”
The announcement came during Thursday’s earnings call, with few details being made official except that the series would be released on the CBS All Access streaming platform, according to The Hollywood Reporter. The original series is currently available on All Access.
Sources told Variety that CBS is working with Jordan Peele to executive produce “The Twilight Zone.” The Hollywood Reporter said Peele could direct the series, citing unnamed sources.
Peele’s film directorial debut in January, “Get Out,” was a critical and commercial hit, grossing more than $250 million against a $4.5 million budget. He is also well-known for his work with Keegan-Michael Key on their sketch comedy show, “Key & Peele,” which ran for five seasons on Comedy Central.
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Conceived, produced and narrated by Rod Serling, the original black-and-white “Twilight Zone” ran from 1959 to 1964, airing 156 episodes across five seasons. Considered by many to be among the greatest TV series ever, it has already been revived twice – in 1985 for three seasons and in 2002 for one.
Another attempted revival fell through in 2012, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
No timeframe has been reported for the most recent reboot effort.