October may have come and gone, but that doesn’t mean we’re free from delightfully spooky news, and this is definitely something you won’t want to miss. Legendary TV series The Twilight Zone is once again poised to return to screens, this time with Get Out director Jordan Peele at the helm.
The original series hardly warrants explaining, but for those of you who need some catching up, The Twilight Zone was an anthology series that aired from 1956-1964, featuring stories about all things horror, science fiction, and the downright weird. The original series won three Emmy Awards and serves as a science fiction and horror benchmark for those interested in the genres. It also had two reboots, one in the 1980’s, and one in 2002.
So how will this series match up to such a legacy? Scheduled to air on CBS, we also know that Marco Ramirez (Daredevil, Defenders, Sons of Anarchy) is set to become showrunner as well as write. However, considering the amazing success of Get Out, Peele’s involvement no doubt means great things for the franchise. CBS has declined to comment on any news about the series for now, but with the success of other anthology series such as American Horror Story and Black Mirror, this certainly seems like the perfect time for a Twilight Zone revival, and we will no doubt be hearing more information soon.
Bringing back The Twilight Zone will mark yet another foray into classic television for CBS, as Star Trek Discovery was launched earlier this year on CBS All Access to mostly positive reviews, with a the show having been renewed for a second season already. No word yet on what the new Twilight Zone will look like, but with two great creators behind the wheel, the series will no doubt send collective chills down our spines upon release.