Get Out’s Jordan Peele To Spearhead Twilight Zone Reboot For CBS All Access

Looks like Star Trek: Discovery is about to have some company.

The Hollywood Reporter brings word that Jordan Peele, the creative mind behind 2017’s horror hit Get Out, is working to bring The Twilight Zone to a totally new dimension: the 21st century.

More than 50 years after the hugely influential sci-fi series ended its initial run, and after Bryan Singer’s (X-Men) failed attempts to launch a revival – for the record, BioShock mastermind Ken Levine also flirted with the idea of an interactive movie and/or series – The Twilight Zone is headed back to television, where it’ll join a whole host of TV comebacks from yesteryear (see: Twin Peaks).

It’s unclear as yet whether CBS has already handed out a series order to Jordan Peele’s revival, or if the reboot has merely entered the early stages of development, but we’ll be keeping a close eye on this project as it begins to coalesce.

All five seasons of The Twilight Zone originally aired via CBS between the years of 1959 and 1964, and let’s just say the network was wise to keep a hold of the IP’s rights. Because now, buoyed by the breakout success of Get Out, Jordan Peele is about to resurrect the dark and often prescient series for the 21st century.

The revival will come via Peele’s own production company, along with Marco Ramirez (showrunner/producer on The Defenders and Daredevil), who serves as showrunner and initial scriptwriter.

As for CBS, The Twilight Zone is yet another strong addition to the network’s original series, which is currently presiding over The Good Fight and Discovery – the latter is mid-way through its debut season on All Access. But what do you make of this announcement? Indeed, are you excited about Peele’s involvement in light of Get Out? Do let us know.