AceShowbiz - Finally! CBS All Access has officially ordered "The Twilight Zone" reboot to a series. The pickup arrives after the project was put in years-long of development.
The new take on the iconic anthology series will be executive produced by Jordan Peele ("Get Out"), Simon Kinberg (the "X-Men" franchise) and Marco Ramirez ("Marvel's The Defenders") as they will collaborate on the premiere episode. Also serving as executive producers are Win Rosenfelf and Audrey Chon. CBS Television Studios produces the reboot.
"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," Peele says in a statement.
Kinberg adds, " '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."
"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," says CBS All Access executive Julie McNamara. "Under the auspices of Jordan Peele, Simon Kinberg, and Marco Ramirez, and with the creative freedom that the CBS All Access platform affords, this is an incredible opportunity to bring today's audiences a modern reimagining of this iconic series."
The original "Twilight Zone" was an anthology series which tackled sci-fi, fantasy and horror in each episode. Created by Rod Serling, the series aired on CBS from 1959 to 1964. CBS first revived the show in 1968, running the show for 110 episodes. The second reboot, starring Forest Whitaker, premiered on UPN from 2002 to 2003.
In addition, the series was adapted into a feature film in 1983. Titled "The Twilight Zone: The Movie", the movie was directed by John Landis.
As for the latest reboot, the episode count has not been announced yet.