In addition to Peele, executive producers on "The Twilight Zone" include screenwriter Simon Kinberg, known for his work on the "X-Men" franchise, and Marco Ramirez, co-creator of Netflix's "The Defenders".
Created by Rod Sterling, the original Twilight Zone has always been considered the godfather of sci-fi television; the show explored humanity's hopes, despairs, and prides and prejudices in metaphoric ways. Peele, Kinberg and Ramirez will collaborate together on the premiere episode of the new series. Now we've got a little more information from CBS about the reboot, including the fact that Jordan Peele (Get Out) will co-executive produce the show.
Jordan Peele is rebooting one of the most beloved TV series of all time: "The Twilight Zone".
An episode count and premiere date for the series have not been set yet.
The anthology series was created by Rod Serling and delved into topics of science fiction, horror, fantasy and mystery in episodes that could feel all too real at times. "'The Twilight Zone' was a touchstone in my life", Kinberg said. The Hollywood Reporter noted the network's CEO, Leslie Moonves, announced on November 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. It has been revived twice before- for a three season run on CBS beginning in 1985, and for a one season run on UPN beginning in 2002.
It is an extremely competitive arena that The Twilight Zone will enter with plenty of competition from other shows including Black Mirror.
Peele, who rose to fame on the Comedy Central sketch series "Key & Peele", has proved adept at socially relevant horror.