Jordan Peele to helm the next revival of 'The Twilight Zone'

The original series ran on CBS for five seasons from 1959 to 1964 and was lauded for introducing common science fiction and fantasy trope to the general American audience.


                            Jordan Peele to helm the next revival of 'The Twilight Zone'

During its upfront presentation, CBS gave audiences a sneak peek of what they can expect from the network's All Access streaming service in the upcoming year.

In a packed schedule are the likes of the second season of the highly-awaited 'Star Trek: Discovery,' and a reboot of the popular 'Twilight Zone' series, with Jordan Peele developing it.

Also included in the clip were snippets of the shows that are already streaming on the platform and a number of other series that will soon premiere. 'The Good Fight,' 'No Activity,' 'Strange Angel,' '$1,' and 'Tell Me a Story' are also set to hit the service in 2018.

Peele is set to helm the reboot of 'The Twilight Zone' (Source: Dia Dipasupil/Getty Images)
Peele is set to helm the reboot of 'The Twilight Zone' (Source: Dia Dipasupil/Getty Images)

While most of the aforementioned got fans on social media talking, it was arguably the mooted revamped reboot of 'The Twilight Zone' that grabbed the most attention.

In what will be the third revival of the series, it was reported in February 2016 that Ken Levine would write and direct the pilot episode.

The original series ran on CBS for five seasons from 1959 to 1964 and was lauded for introducing common science fiction and fantasy trope to the general American audience.

Since then, it has been revived on two separate occasions: the first running on CBS between 1985 and 1989, and the second running on UPN between 2002 and 2003.

Even as far back as 2012, it was reported that Bryan Singer (Public Access, The X-Men series, Bohemian Rhapsody) was developing and executive producing the third revival for CBS Television studios but a writer for the series was not chosen and the program was not pitched to any networks.

This time around, however, things seem to be moving at a much faster pace.

The latest on that front is that Jordan Peele, fresh off his Academy Award for Best Screenplay for 'Get Out,' will be developing the potential reboot with Marco Ramirez serving as the potential showrunner.

Peele, Ramirez, and Simon Kinberg (Mr. & Mrs. Smith and Sherlock Holmes) will serve as executive producers alongside  Win Rosenfeld and Audrey Chon.