‘The Twilight Zone’ is Reborn at CBS All Access with Jordan Peele

The Twilight Zone from Jordan Peele
Writer/director/producer Jordan Peele on the set of Universal Pictures’ ‘Get Out’ (Photo Credit: Justin Lubin © 2017 Universal Studios)

Jordan Peele (Get Out), Simon Kinberg (X-Men: Apocalypse), and Marco Ramirez (The Defenders) are on board to executive produce a new The Twilight Zone series for CBS All Access. The new series is set up with CBS Television Studios, Jordan Peele’s Monkeypaw Productions, and Simon Kinberg’s Genre Films. Audrey Chon and Win Rosenfeld are also executive producing.

“Too many times this year it’s felt we were living in a twilight zone, and I can’t think of a better moment to reintroduce it to modern audiences,” said executive producer Jordan Peele.

The Twilight Zone was a touchstone in my life,” stated executive producer Simon Kinberg. “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.”

The Twilight Zone will be joining CBS All Access’ lineup that includes the return of Star Trek with Star Trek: Discovery, the comedy series No Activity, and the spinoff of The Good Wife, The Good Fight.

“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,” added Julie McNamara, Executive Vice President, Original Content, CBS All Access. “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.”

Details on The Twilight Zone, Courtesy of CBS: The original The Twilight Zone took viewers to another dimension, a dimension not only of sight and sound but of mind. It was a journey into a wondrous land of imagination for five years on CBS, from 1959-1964. The godfather of sci-fi series, the show explored humanity’s hopes, despairs, prides and prejudices in metaphoric ways conventional drama could not.