'The Twilight Zone' Reboot From Jordan Peele, Simon Kinberg Ordered To Series


Even though that might be the case, there might not be anyone better suited to bring The Twilight Zone into the modern era than Jordan Peele. Kinberg adds, " "The Twilight Zone" was a touchstone in my life.

The new series will not be the first time the series has been rebooted.

On Tuesday, the streaming service announced the return of "The Twilight Zone", the sci-fi, horror anthology that originally ran for five years on CBS from 1959-1964.

Planet of the Apes filmmaker Matt Reeves was at one point directing a feature film adaptation, as well as Joseph Kosinski while Bryan Singer, was producing a TV series reboot.

This reboot won't just be some half-assed take though.

The series premiere will be executive produced by Jordan Peele, Simon Kinberg and Marco Ramirez along with Win Rosenfeld and Audrey Chon. Most importantly, he captured the creepy side of American culture.

The original "The Twilight Zone" took viewers to another dimension, a dimension not only of sight and sound but of mind.

The original series also featured some of the biggest genre writers of the era, including Richard Matheson, Ray Bradbury, Charles Beaumont, and George Clayton Johnson. It won two Emmys, and Serling won a Golden Globe. A film, starring Dan Aykroyd and Albert Brooks, based on The Twilight Zone was released in 1983 and the series went on to inspire and influence other pop culture as well - Netflix's Black Mirror taking a lot of pages out of The Twilight Zone's book. It featured quite a few episodes by George R.R. Martin, as well as adaptations of stories by Stephen King, Harlan Ellison, and Arthur C. Clarke.

The Twilight Zone has already been remade twice, broadcast from 1985 to 1989 on CBS and again between 2002 and 2003 on the cable channel UPN.

Let's hope this new revival fares much better.