Published: Thu, December 07, 2017
Hi-Tech | By Grace Becker

'Twilight Zone' Reboot with Jordan Peele Coming to CBS All Access

'Twilight Zone' Reboot with Jordan Peele Coming to CBS All Access

Needless to say, these are some pretty heavy hitters, and it can only mean great things for CBS and The Twilight Zone.

The news comes a month after THR reported Peele was involved in resurrecting the series.

USA television channel CBS announced 6 December that it will resurrect the science-fiction series, in a bid to boost its subscription-based streaming platform CBS All Access.

The series had no regular characters: each episode was instead a standalone exploration of fantasy, science-fiction, psychology and metaphysics, with dramatic tension always at the forefront.

Director and actor Peele will serve as executive producer on this third revival, alongside Simon Kinberg, best known for his work on the X-Men franchise. After the huge success of "Get Out", which earned more than $250 worldwide against a budget of just $4.5 million and has made its way into the year-end awards discussion, he's added several new projects to his slate - a list that now includes a reboot of "The Twilight Zone".

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CBS All Access has recruited a team well versed in genre fare. Win Rosenfeld (Nova ScienceNow, Dark Net) and Audrey Chon (Changeling, Old Boy) are also set to executive produce.

"The Twilight Zone was a touchstone in my life", Kinberg said, "The opportunity to continue its lineage is a dream come true". Prior to this new iteration of the series, The Twilight Zone was revived twice; once in 1985 and again in 2002.

Today CBS All Access announced the reboot has been ordered to series, meaning Jordan Peele and suspense fans alike are in for a treat.

Peele, who rose to fame on the Comedy Central sketch series "Key & Peele", has proved adept at socially relevant horror.

On Tuesday, the streaming service announced the return of "The Twilight Zone", the sci-fi, horror anthology that originally ran for five years on CBS from 1959-1964.

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