It looks like we will be taking a trip to another dimension; a dimension not only of sight and sound but of mind. Jordan Peele’s Twilight Zone reboot will start production within the next couple of months according to Deadline.
CBS TV Studios President David Stapf and EVP Original Content Julie McNamara confirmed the news while talking to Deadline.
“We have a room, we have a first season of concepts, outlines, scripts — various stages of all these things — of that 10 eps a season,” said McNamara when asked about the status of the series. “We are well on our way, and we are going to start production in the next couple of months.”
Since the Twilight Zone reboot will remain an anthrology, the series will not have a show runner so-to-speak. However, Greg Yaitanes will oversee the continuity of the series from a production standpoint.
CBS Television studios with Jordan Peele’s Monkeypaw Productions and Simon Kingber’s Genre Films will produce Jordan Peel’s Twilight Zone. Instead of airing on normal television, the new Twilight Zone will air on CBS All Access streaming service. Their library so far consists of The Good Fight and Star Trek: Discovery, both of which are spin-offs, and No Activity.
Peele, Kinberg, Ramirez, Win Rosenfeld and Audrey Chon will serve as executive producers. According to Science Fiction, It does not appear that casting has begun yet.
When thinking back to Peele’s massively successful Get Out, it almost feels too perfect this marriage of iconography. In a sense, Get Out almost felt like an extended episode of the Twilight Zone – from the tone to the heavily satirical and metaphorical imagery presented. Which is exactly what Peele wanted us to feel.
“Too many times this year it’s felt like we were living in a twilight zone, and I can’t think of a better moment to reintroduce it to modern audiences,” said Peele during a release from Get Out according to NY Times.
Much of the old series, which aired for five seasons from 1959 to 1964, commented on society in a way shows could not at the time. With Peele being no stranger to social commentary, we are thrilled to see what he brings to this other worldly series.
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