CBS is bringing back the iconic show The Twilight Zone and if sources are to be believed, the network is looking at bringing on Jordan Peele as executive producer of the series.
Variety reported CBS’ intention to have Peele spearhead production of The Twilight Zone,
“According to sources, CBS is in talks with Jordan Peele to executive produce the new version of the show through his company Monkeypaw with Marc Ramirez serving as showrunner. CBS declined to comment on the show’s auspices.”
Again, Variety claims that the network has had plans to recreate the seminal sci-fi series,
“CBS has long eyed a reboot of “The Twilight Zone.” As recently as last year, CBS Television Studios had been developing the property with X-Men filmmakers Bryan Singer and Simon Kinberg and Limitless showrunner Craig Sweeny. At the time, CBS was weighing whether to shop the project wide or place it on digital service CBS All Access.”
Peele, who has another ‘social thriller’ in the works, due in 2019, seems like an ideal fit for The Twilight Zone. After the success of sketch comedy series Key & Peele, Peele released Get Out, his major film debut earlier this year to wide acclaim.
The Hollywood Reporter reported back in September that Peele was also developing a film with Spike Lee depicting the story of Ron Stallworth, a black detective who infiltrated the Ku Klux Klan.
Jordan Peele, who had been one of the hottest comedians in the entertainment world during his Comedy Central show, has now expanded his skills to include production, writing, and directing.
With the success of Get Out, arguably the biggest film of the year, if not the most socially impactful, Peele is now a massive figure in the film industry. CBS wanting to name him executive producer of a huge reboot makes sense.
It would be a dope match and one would assume that Peele will bring his biting social commentary to The Twilight Zone if he is indeed involved.
We’re here for it.