CBS head honcho Leslie Moonves announced a The Twilight Zone reboot was in the works during the company earnings call in November.
The news was met with cautious excitement and more than a hint of trepidation (ok, maybe that was just me) because The Twilight Zone is the sci-fi/horror benchmark for multiple generations. Despite going off the air in 1964, its episodes lived on warping and disturbing minds (delightfully so) long after in syndicated re-runs.
Who could take on such a massive project and not destroy some of the best visual, creepy, things that go bump in the night, short storytelling ever done?
Well, the answer is in and we can all breath a sigh of relief: CBS Television Studios, Jordan Peele’s Monkeypaw Productions, and Simon Kinberg’s Genre Films have officially announced teaming up to bring the new The Twilight Zone to television.
Jordan Peele, Simon Kinberg and Marco Ramirez (Sons of Anarchy, Daredevil) are the executive producers for the series and will collaborate on the premiere episode. Win Rosenfeld and Audrey Chon are also on board as executive producers. The official showrunner will be Daredevil’s, Marco Ramirez.
The Twilight Zone appears to be in very good hands.
Here’s the catch:
As far as enticing people to pick up the cost of yet another streaming service, teaming Peele with The Twilight Zone is certainly one way to get folks to do some serious considering…
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