Jordan Peele to Produce Twilight Zone Reboot Series


For years now, Warner Brothers has been developing a new movie based on The Twilight Zone TV series with Leonardo DiCaprio listed as one of the producers. After going through several screenwriters, a few months ago Christine Lavaf (Fringe) was hired to write the movie and last we heard Joseph Kosinski (Oblivion) had been attached to direct. However, given the insane popularity of TV right now (and anthology shows, in particular), you have to wonder why a new version of The Twilight Zone has not yet materialized on the small screen instead. Right on cue, this week we are hearing that a new TV version is also in development, although it seems completely unrelated to the movie. Hit the jump for more details.

According to THR, CBS is developing a brand new version of The Twilight Zone and it is expected to join Star Trek: Discovery on their paid streaming service CBS All Access. Marco Ramirez (The Defenders, Daredevil) will pen the script and serve as showrunner, but what is even more interesting is the fact that it is produced by Jordan Peele’s Monkeypaw Productions company. There has been no word yet on whether Peele will be involved directly, but it’s hard not to assume he might write and/or direct at least a couple of episodes.

Rod Serling’s original Twilight Zone aired for five seasons on CBS from 1959 to 1964 and was later revived in the ’80s where it ran for another three seasons. There was a more recent version in 2002 that was hosted by Forest Whitaker and lasted for just one season on UPN. Bryan Singer was attached to produce a new series in 2012 but he no longer appears to be involved. Do you think the time is right for a new Twilight Zone TV series?

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  • Jameson

    Normally I would be against rebooting Twilight Zone, but Get Out was essentially an extended Twilight Zone episode so I trust Peele.

    Nothing will ever touch the original series tho.