The Twilight Zone is coming back.
CBS announced today that Jordan Peele (Key & Peele, Get Out), Simon Kinberg (X-Men: Apocalypse) and Marco Ramirez (Netflix’s Defenders) will produce a new series based on the classic horror series from the early ‘60s. The series will be exclusive to CBS All Access, the network’s stand-alone streaming service that saw success thanks to its first big exclusive series, Star Trek: Discovery. Peele, Kinberg and Ramirez will collaborate on the first episode, CBS confirmed today in a press release.
The Twilight Zone was created by Rod Serling in 1959 and ran on CBS until 1964. The series, which used fantasy, science fiction, suspense and psychological thriller genre elements in each episode, was notable for its use of a macabre twist toward the end and its the moral message the episode was trying to get across.
“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,” Peele said in the release.
Reports of Peele’s participation in the series began to circulate in early November. The Hollywood Reporter noted the network’s CEO, Leslie Moonves, announced on Nov. 2 during an earnings call that CBS was preparing to take on the anthology series as part of its digital catalogue of programming for All Access.
CBS tried to revive The Twilight Zone most recently in 2012 with X-Men: Apocalypse director Brian Singer, but nothing ever came from the attempt. Prior to this new iteration of the series, The Twilight Zone was revived twice; once in 1985 and again in 2002.
CBS did not announce when the series would debut on the platform.