THE TWILIGHT ZONE may be revived at CBS
The Twilight Zone is the grandfather of anthology television. Sure, some shows existed before it, such as the thrilling Alfred Hitchcock Presents, but nothing has had the lasting impact that Rod Serling's The Twilight Zone had. Exploring the depths of the human psyche, The Twilight Zone established itself as a pioneer in horror, science fiction and twist endings. Often used as contemporary fables, Serling was able to create one of the most important and impactful television shows of all time.
Now, it may be on it's way back. According to various reports, during an earning's call with investors, CBS boss Leslie Moonves announced they are working on bringing back the iconic anthology show to CBS All Access, the newer streaming service offered from the network. While CBS All Access has already launched Star Trek: Discovery and new The Good Wife spin-off, The Good Fight, it's an easy ace in the hole to bring back the Serling classic. Horror and anthology formats are both hot right now. With shows such as American Horror Story and American Crime Story striking a chord with the entertainment consuming public, horror fans have still be avidly searching for more content which has helped deliver shows such as Channel Zero on Syfy and Lore on Amazon Prime. CBS All Access is killing two birds with one stone with this move.
As if The Twilight Zone coming back wasn't enough reason for excitement, brace yourself, there's more. Jordan Peele, mastermind behind sleeper horror hit Get Out, is set to help bring the show to life with Netflix Marvel guru Marco Ramirez, who produced Daredevil and was the showrunner on The Defenders. While this is all great news, let's keep our fingers crossed. X-Men director Bryan Singer and Bioshock creator Ken Levine have both previously tried to revive the show and failed. While all signs point towards a better conclusion for this attempt, we will keep you updated as news is delivered. We all want to enter the wondrous land of imagination, and with Peele behind it, we know it won't be a dimension of just sound and sight but of mind.