Rod Serling did some pretty cool things over the course of his too short life. He served his country in World War II, he wrote the original Planet of the Apes, and was of course the primary creative force behind the Twilight Zone anthology series that aired from 1959-1964.
The Twilight Zone is, in the opinion of many, one of the greatest TV shows in the history of the medium, and its influence can be seen all over today’s pop culture. However, Serling didn’t stop there, creating the follow-up anthology series Night Gallery in the 1970s.
Airing on NBC from 1969-1973, Night Gallery wasn’t the iconic classic Twilight Zone was, but still produced some truly terrific episodes. Now, Deadline reports that Syfy is developing a reboot of Night Gallery, executive produced by Teen Wolf creator Jeff Davis.
Midnight, Texas producer David Janollari will executive produce the project alongside Davis, which Syfy reportedly snagged out of a competitive situation from other interested parties. Clearly, Serling’s brand names still carry weight in Hollywood, and with TV networks.
Interestingly, The Twilight Zone is also set to be rebooted soon by producer Jordan Peele, and will be exclusive to CBS’ All Access streaming service. This will be the third time Twilight Zone has been resurrected, and just goes to show how immortal Serling’s creations are.