Few TV shows could ever be considered timeless, but for my money, one of those is Rod Serling’s original Twilight Zone series. Airing from 1959-1964, The Twilight Zone produced great episode after great episode, with only a small batch of stinkers.
The Twilight Zone has already been revived twice before, once in the 1980s, and once in the 2000s. Now, the first season of the latest Twilight Zone revival, produced and hosted by Jordan Peele, is currently airing on the CBS All Access streaming service.
Critics have been mostly kind to Peele’s Twilight Zone, regarding the fledgling series as having more hits than misses. Fans have been more divided, although complaints I’ve seen about the show being too political perplex me, as the original was political too.
Either way, THR reports that there will be more Peele-hosted tales to come, as CBS All Access has renewed The Twilight Zone for a second season. One assumes it’ll likely consist of ten episodes, the same length as season one, although that’s just a guess.
Personally, I’m all for more, as I love anthology shows, and will take as many as I can get. Then again, I’m also a big Jordan Peele fan, so maybe that’s playing into it too. Get Out was terrific, and Us was great, and I can’t wait to see what he does next.