Recently I reported that CBS boss Les Moonves told a group of shareholders on an earnings call that the network was looking to reboot the classic suspense series The Twilight Zone.
Today, Deadline confirms that The Twilight Zone is currently in development for the CBS All-Access streaming service, home to Star Trek: Discovery. Deals have been made and it can be announced that Get Out writer/director Jordan Peele and his Monkeypaw Productions banner will be collaborating on the series with CBS Television Studios and Simon Kinberg’s Genre Films to bring The Twilight Zone to life. Jordan Peele, Simon Kinberg and Marco Ramirez (Sons of Anarchy, The Defenders) will serve as executive producers of the series and work on the premiere episode.
“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,” said Peele. In a separate statement, Kinberg chimed in “The Twilight Zone was a touchstone in my life. The opportunity to continue its lineage is a dream come true, and I’m so thrilled to be doing it with Jordan, Marco and the team at CBS All Access.”
With the freedom that CBS All-Access offers in the way of telling stories, what classic Twilight Zone stories would you like to see re-imagined on the new series? Let me know in the comments below.