CBS’ latest revival of The Twilight Zone is official: Jordan Peele, Simon Kinberg, and Marco Ramirez will helm a reboot of the anthology series for CBS All Access, the network’s streaming service. “Too many times this year it’s felt we were living in a twilight zone,” Peele said in the official announcement, “and I can’t think of a better moment to reintroduce it to modern audiences.”
Peele, of course, was behind the brutal, hilarious, disturbing socially conscious horror film Get Out, making him a perfect new perspective for the classic series. Ramirez is the showrunner for both Daredevil and The Defenders. Kinberg, who is writing and directing next year’s X-Men: Dark Phoenix, said that “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.” All three will serve as executive producers and collaborate on the premiere episode.
“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,” said Julie McNamara, CBS All Access’ executive VP, original content. “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 Twilight Zone will join Star Trek: Discovery, among others, as a streaming-only series on CBS All Access. Peele is also currently working with J.J. Abrams to adapt Matt Ruff’s Lovecraft Country as “an anthological horror series that reclaims genre storytelling from the African-American perspective” for HBO.