Jordan Peele & Simon Kinberg Team Up For New ‘Twilight Zone’ Series | TV News
The Twilight Zone is getting a series reboot, and it’s coming from Jordan Peele and Simon Kinberg, who are set to executive produce the series alongside The Defenders and Daredevil showrunner Marco Ramirez. The show, however, will be coming to CBS’s streaming service, CBS All Access.
In the strange times of the modern world, it’s pretty apt that The Twilight Zone is coming back to hopefully re-contextualise that strangeness. Peele said as much in a statement: “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”.
While details on the rebooted show are sparse, Peele is arguably the perfect creator to be involved with the show, having directed Get Out, which expertly tapped into the zeitgeist in horrifying fashion. Imagine a season of 30 minute stories similar to that film. That would be something.
Of course, Peele won’t be involved in every episode, but he, Kingberg and Ramirez are collaborating on the premiere episode.
A new version of The Twilight Zone has been in the works for years, with Matt Reeves (War For The Planet Of The Apes) at one point set to direct a feature film adaptation. Joseph Kosinski was also signed on to direct a film version, and previous to that, Bryan Singer was producing his own TV series reboot.
None of those came to fruition, but it looks like the trio of Peele, Kinberg and Ramirez may have cracked the code. We’ll have more details about the show as they emerge.