Jordan Peele’s reboot of The Twilight Zone is ending with its second season, according to The Hollywood Reporter. The series recently wrapped up its run on CBS All Access back in June, and won’t return for a third season.
While most shows are canceled by their network, THR notes that this is a slightly different case—Peele and his production company were the ones who pulled the plug, and the CBS wanted more from the series.
In a statement to THR, Peele and his producing partner Simon Kinberg noted that they had told all the stories that they wanted to tell in the 20 episodes that they released.
“We greatly enjoyed our time working on The Twilight Zone — particularly when the real world around us often felt more and more like another dimension.
We cherished the opportunity to collaborate with so many talented writers, actors and crewmembers. After 20 unique episodes, we have told the stories that we wanted to tell, and CBS All Access was gracious in their understanding of our decision. It was an honor and a privilege to bring audiences a modern re-imagining of Rod Serling’s iconic creation.”
The show was a reimagination of the original Twilight Zone series created by Serling in 1959. Like its predecessors, it was an anthology of standalone episodes that told surreal and surprising morality tales, and featured actors like Kumail Nanjiani, Adam Scott, Damson Idris, John Cho, Seth Rogan, Jimmi Simpson, Gillian Jacobs, and more. The show will remain available on CBS All Access, which is soon rebranding as Paramount+.