It’s been two years since we first reported on Rod Serling‘s classic sci-fi series The Twilight Zone getting a revival, and now it’s been confirmed by CBS ALL Access that “a new version” is indeed happening.
Initially the idea was for the series to be interactive, and that viewers would play a role in deciding which way the story went. But in the update there was no mention of this, so we’ll have to wait and see on the choose-your-own-adventure aspect. Either way, we’re excited for the reboot.
But, what is concrete news is that actor-writer-director Jordan Peele (Key and Peele, Keanu) is on board to executive-produce. He will be working with Simon Kinberg and Marco Ramirez, who are both experienced in producing sci-fi series, including credits like Legion and Da Vinci’s Demons, respectively.
Peele made it official, releasing a statement, saying, “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.”
His comments were supported by Kinberg: “The Twilight Zone was a touchstone in my life. The opportunity to continue its lineage is a dream come true… ”
The original Twilight Zone premiered in the 1950s, with two revivals airing in the 1980s and early 2000s. In 1983, a film adaptation hit the big screen, with four directors, including Steven Spielberg (Bridge of Spies), Joe Dante (Legends of Tomorrow), John Landis (Psych), and George Miller (Mad Max: Fury Road).
If you’re feeling a little nostalgic, the original series is currently available via Amazon Prime or Hulu, kicking off with the first episode, “Where is Everybody.”
Did you grow up with The Twilight Zone? Or, is this new to you?