President of CBS, Leslie Moonves just announced that the broadcasting company will be rebooting the beloved television show, The Twilight Zone. Originally airing between 1959-1964, the show became iconic for the chilling narration of Rod Serling and the uniquely terrifying plots of each episode. The first Twilight Zone reboot aired in 1985 and ended in 2002. Yet, this reboot did not receive the same critical acclaim as the original series.
Who Will Be Working On The Twilight Zone Reboot?
This newest Twilight Zone reboot hopes to capture the same mesmerizing magic and suspense that the original series did. Right now, there are rumors that Monkeypaw, Jordan Peele’s production company has been hired to make the new series. However, these claims have not been confirmed. If these rumors turn out to be true, CBS will surely benefit from the fresh and intriguing directing style Peele brought to the 2017 Horror hit, Get Out.
Once produced, the Twilight Zone reboot will be found on All Access, a subscription streaming service provided by CBS. The new Twilight Zone series will hopefully enjoy the same success that Star Trek: Discovery had when picked up by CBS All Access. The popularity of the Star Trek series helped double subscriptions to All Access. If the reboot of The Twilight Zone is able to successfully reproduce the allure of the original material, it will help popularize the All Access program.
So far, Moonves has made no announcements about the creative team for this reboot. There is no official release date for this project either. Many fans of the series hope that production will start soon leading to a possible late 2018 or early 2019 release date. For now, we can only wait and see when production will begin and who will be starring in it.
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