If a redux of The Twilight Zone has to happen, who better to steer the ship than Jordan Peele. Fresh off of endless acclaim for his fearless, socially forward directorial debut, Get Out, Peele has proven he can regale stories about humanity that are off-kilter, meaningful, and creepy af.
THR reports that the new series will be developed for CBS All Access, though an episode count and premiere date are TBA. The series will be produced by CBS Television Studios alongside Jordan Peele’s Monkeypaw Productions and Simon Kinberg’s Genre Films. Marco Ramirez (Daredevil) is attached as showrunner. Peele, Kinberg and Ramirez be executive producers for the series and will collaborate 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.
Added Kinberg: “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 Twilight Zone was created and hosted by Rod Serling. It ran on CBS from 1959 to 1964, melding fantasy, science-fiction, and horror elements. Serling served as EP while writing or co-writing 92 of the show’s 156 episodes in addition to his monologues that opened and closed each episode.