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CBS All Access to Stream 'Twilight Zone' Reboot

6 Dec, 2017 By: Erik Gruenwedel

CBS All Access, the media giant’s standalone over-the-top video service, Dec. 6 announced a new original show based on the 1960’s sci-fi series “The Twilight Zone.”

CBS Television Studios will produce the program in 2018 in association with Jordan Peele (Get Out) and Simon Kinberg. Peele, Kinberg and Marco Ramirez will serve as executive producers for the series and collaborate on the premiere episode.

“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 a statement.

The original “The Twilight Zone” aired on CBS from 1959 to 1964 — created by Emmy winner Rod Serling, who narrated the show and wrote more than half of the 156 episodes.

Considered the godfather of episodic sci-fi programming, the show explored humanity’s hopes, despairs, pride and prejudices in metaphoric ways conventional drama could not.

“The original … [provided] social commentary in a way that audiences had never seen before,” Julie McNamara, EVP of original content at CBS All Access, said in a statement. “This is an opportunity to bring today’s audiences a modern reimagining of this iconic series.”

“The Twilight Zone” joins All Access’ growing slate of original series, which include comedy “No Activity”; drama “The Good Fight,” which returns for a second season next year; and “Star Trek: Discovery,” which was also renewed for a second season and will return with chapter two of season one Jan. 7, 2018.

Other original programming includes “$1,” “Strange Angel” and “Tell Me a Story,” among others.

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