Get Out director's Twilight Zone reboot IS happening

Justin Harp
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From Digital Spy

Submitted for your approval is a long-awaited reboot of The Twilight Zone from the most innovative horror director of his generation.

Often times in the past year or two if felt like we've been living in a dimension not of sight and sound, but a fifth dimension where the most bizarre nightmares have come true. So, it's the perfect time to re-enter the Twilight Zone.

Our guide will be Get Out director Jordan Peele, who is producing this reimagining of Rod Serling's original 1959 anthology series with X-Men boss Simon Kinberg as well as Daredevil and The Defenders writer Marco Ramirez for CBS All Access in the US.

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"Too many times this year it's felt we were living in a twilight zone, and I can't think of a better moment to reintroduce it to modern audiences," Peele joked on Wednesday (December 6).

CBS All Access has yet to announce an episode count or when the new Twilight Zone will premiere, but it certainly sounds like the streaming service's head honchos are excited about the revival.

"The original The Twilight Zone bridged science fiction, horror, and fantasy together to explore human nature and provide social commentary in a way that audiences had never seen before," CBS All Access executive Julie McNamara said.

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"Under the auspices of Jordan Peele, Simon Kinberg, and Marco Ramirez, and with the creative freedom that the CBS All Access platform affords, this is an incredible opportunity to bring today's audiences a modern reimagining of this iconic series."

The original Twilight Zone aired on CBS in the US between 1959 and 1964, and served as a creative outlet for iconic genre directors like Richard Donner, Don Siegel and Jacques Tourneur.

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