Published: Fri, December 08, 2017
Entertaiment | By Paul Elliott

CBS All Access Bringing Back 'The Twilight Zone'

Simon Kinberg ("X-Men" franchise) and Marco Ramirez ("The Defenders") will serve as executive producers, alongside Peele.

Peele seems like the ideal choice, who's social thriller Get Out already feels like a Twilight Zone episode.Win Rosenfeld and Audrey Chon will executive produce, while Peele, Kinberg, and Ramirez will "collaborate on the premiere episode".

"The original The Twilight Zone bridged science-fiction, horror and fantasy together to explore human nature and provide social commentary in a way that audiences had never seen before". CBS has yet to announce a release date, casting, or an episode count. Now, imagine, if you will, what we'll be talking about next year, when Peele reimagines the iconic "Twilight Zone" sci-fi anthology show for CBS's All-Access streaming platform.

Right now, CBS All Access may only really have Star Trek: Discovery as their big ticket item, but that seems poised to change in the future.

"'The Twilight Zone' was a touchstone in my life", said Simon Kinberg, Executive Producer.

First broadcast in 1959, The Twilight Zone was a pioneer in television drama, known for its suspenseful music composed by French-Romanian Marius Constant and the black-and-white spiral of the credits.

A 1985 version of the series ran on CBS for three seasons, and UPN tried to bring it back in 2002. It won two Emmys, and Serling won a Golden Globe.

A "Twilight Zone" reboot is officially coming to CBS All-Access, "Get Out" director and former "Key & Peele" star Jordan Peele confirmed Wednesday. All Access, which is now home to Star Trek: Discovery, Good Wife spinoff The Good Fight, and No Activity, is looking to add to its collection, and with good reason. Ramirez is repped by UTA.

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