The series will be exclusive to CBS All Access, the network's stand-alone streaming service that saw success thanks to its first big exclusive series, Star Trek: Discovery. Now we've got a little more information from CBS about the reboot, including the fact that Jordan Peele (Get Out) will co-executive produce the show.
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Given that Get Out often felt like a feature-length Twilight Zone episode, Peele will be a great fit for a show that blends sci-fi and social commentary.
The original "Twilight Zone" aired on CBS between 1959 and 1964 and was known for using seemingly fantastical tales to comment on the issues of the day, such as McCarthyism and the threat of nuclear war. Win Rosenfeld and Audrey Chon will also serve as executive producers.More news: Analyst's Rankings to Lookout: Occidental Petroleum Corporation (OXY), Globalstar, Inc. (GSAT)
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"The Twilight Zone was a touchstone in my life", said Kinberg.
It has already been remade twice, broadcast from 1985 to 1989 on CBS and again between 2002 and 2003 on the cable channel UPN. The original series won three Emmys during its 156-episode run and explored topics including humanity's hopes, despairs, prides and prejudices.
Jordan Peele's next stop.is in The Twilight Zone. In a crowded landscape of almost 500 scripted shows, individual episodic anthologies are easier to consume. Word of the official green light comes just one month after CBS CEO Leslie Moonves announced the network's plans to revive the Rod Serling-hosted classic via All Access.
Peele, whose credits include Netflix's Big Mouth, Comedy Central's Key & Peele and TBS' The Last OG, as well as the feature Keanu, is repped by CAA, Principato-Young and Morris Yorn.