After entering the world of horror with Get Out earlier this year, Jordan Peele is going to get a chance to build some more scary, political or crazy worlds.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, CBS All Access has given a full series order to a Twilight Zone reboot that is coming from Peele and X-Men writer/producer/director Simon Kinberg. There is no word on how many episodes they will be doing in this first season or even when it might premiere.
“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.
Peele’s Monkeypaw Productions, Kinberg’s Genre Films, and CBS Television Studios will produce the series with Peele, Kinberg and Macco Ramirez, former The Defenders & Daredevil showrunner, will executive produce the series with Ramirez as showrunner.
“The Twilight Zone was a touchstone in my life,” Kinberg said. “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.”
This reboot gives the network’s streaming platform another big well-known series to stand alongside Star Trek: Discovery. It’s another series being added alongside a slew of others that the network hopes to add to the platform.
After running for 156 episodes from 1959 to 1964, The Twilight Zone was revived twice before including once by CBS in the 80’s for three seasons and then by UPN in 2002 with Forest Whitaker as a host. It easily fits into a world where anthologies, both season long and episodic, have come back into style including the likes of American Horror Story, Black Mirror and more.