TV viewers should be prepared: They may be heading back to “The Twilight Zone.”
CBS Corp. CEO Leslie Moonves announced Thursday during the company’s earnings call that a long-rumored reboot of the classic sci-fi anthology series was in the works. THR is also reporting that “The Twilight Zone” reboot will be hailing from Jordan Peele’s Monkeypaw banner (CBS hasn’t confirmed any details yet).
In addition, “The Defenders” and “Daredevil” co-showrunner, Marco Ramirez, is reportedly set to pen the pilot script for the reboot and serve as its showrunner. Moonves also revealed that should the “The Twilight Zone” reboot go to series, it will air on CBS All Access. That news comes following the recent premiere of “Star Trek: Discovery” on the company’s new streaming platform as well.
Created by Rod Serling, “The Twilight Zone” is one of the most iconic TV shows of all time. An anthology series, the show would tell a different story with new characters each episode, some of which would fall into various horror, sci-fi, fantasy, drama, or even suspense genres, depending on each individual story. Premiering originally back in 1959, the series ran for a total of five seasons.
This won’t be the first time that CBS has attempted or even managed to bring “The Twilight Zone” back to the small screen, but with the anthology format becoming more embraced by current shows like “Black Mirror” and “Room 104,” it only makes sense for a reboot to become a possibility again. This also, of course, comes following Peele’s immense success earlier this year with his solo directorial debut, “Get Out,” which went on to become not only one of the most profitable films of the year but also one of the most critically acclaimed.