The unique The Twilight Zone sequence ran for 156 episodes from 1959 to 1964 on CBS. The sequence was offered in an anthology fashion present which frequently revolved round science-fiction and supernatural components. Every episode was hosted by creator Rod Serling. Because the ’60s, The Twilight Zone has spawned many initiatives primarily based on the unique present. There have been two Twilight Zone motion pictures (one being a TV film), in addition to two TV revivals – one within the ’80s and one within the early 2000s. Close to the top of final 12 months, Peele’s Twilight Zone TV reboot was greenlit at CBS All Access and the present will lastly be starting manufacturing quickly.
In an interview with Deadline, CBS TV Studios president David Stapf and EVP of Unique Content material Julie McNamara confirmed that Peele’s The Twilight Zone was going to be starting manufacturing in a number of months. When requested the standing of the present, McNamara commented, “We have now a room, we now have a primary season of ideas, outlines, scripts — numerous phases of all these items — of that 10 eps a season. We’re effectively on our manner, and we’re going to begin manufacturing within the subsequent couple of months.“. Stapf additionally confirmed the sequence could be arrange within the regular anthological fashion when he commented, “As a result of it’s anthological you don’t want to have a look at it as who’s the showrunner.”.
Whereas there have been a number of Twilight Zone initiatives that by no means got here to be, it appears promising that CBS is shifting ahead with Peele’s model of the present, little doubt after the success of his Oscar-winning movie Get Out. Matt Reeves was initially going to direct a Twilight Zone film and Bryan Singer was engaged on creating a TV revival; nonetheless, neither undertaking got here to be.
For the longest time, Peele was referred to as Comedy Central’s humorous man primarily based on his common present Key and Peele. The present consisted of shorts and sketches with Peele and his co-star Keegan-Michael Key taking part in completely different characters in every episode. Peele shocked the world when he made his directorial debut with not a comedy, however a horror movie. Get Out was met with incredible reviews giving the movie credit score for its distinctive story and underlying satire. The Twilight Zone will little doubt be a change of tempo from Peele’s regular work, however the sequence is little doubt in good arms with Peele primarily based on Get Out‘s success.