While most streamers under the age of 50 probably didn't get to watch the original "Twilight Zone" episodes, CBS has just announced today that they have ordered a reboot of the series led by "Get Out" genius Jordan Peele.
"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", says CBS All Access executive Julie McNamara.
Serling, who was born in Syracuse and grew up in Binghamton, created and hosted the original "The Twilight Zone" that ran from 1959 to 1964 on CBS.
For decades, The Twilight Zone has been a staple of the science fiction genre with its anthology of sci-fi and horror tales. Indeed, Peele seems like the flawless match for The Twilight Zone. CBS has yet to announce a release date, casting, or an episode count. The first effort came in 1985 and lasted for three seasons, while UPN produced a single season of its own reboot in 2002.
Meanwhile, reboots and revivals continue to be in high demand as broadcast, cable and streaming platforms look for proved and easy-to-market IP in a bid to cut through the cluttered landscape.
Following the stellar Star Trek Discovery series, now the CBS All Access digital streaming service has green lit a new Twilight Zone series. The roster now includes "The Good Fight" and "Star Trek: Discovery", both spinoffs, as well as the comedy series "No Activity".