Twilight Zone coming to CBS All Access from Jordan Peele

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From TV Insider:

Last month, we told you that Leslie Moonves, CEO of CBS Corp., had told a group of investors that "All Access will be the home of a new version of one of the most iconic television shows of all time – The Twilight Zone." There were also reports that Get Out director Jordan Peele was in talks to executive-produce the revival.

On Wednesday, CBS All Access confirmed that Peele will indeed serve as an executive producer of the series, which will air exclusively on the CBS streaming service, along with Simon Kinberg and Marco Ramirez. The three will also collaborate on the show's premiere episode.

“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,” said Peele in a release. 

“‘The Twilight Zone’ was a touchstone in my life,” said Kinberg. “The opportunity to continue its lineage is a dream come true, and I’m so thrilled to be doing it with Jordan, Marco and the team at CBS All Access.” 

“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,” added Julie McNamara, Executive Vice President, Original Content, CBS All Access. “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.”

Source: TV Insider

Commentary: I am a huge fan of Jordan Peele's comedy; it was great that he got to show a completely different side of him in GET OUT.  If they are bringing TWILIGHT ZONE back, I definitely think it would be in great hands with Peele...

I do think you could make the arguement that maybe no one should have brought the TWILIGHT ZONE back.  This will make the third TWILGHT ZONE revivial.  The first two just weren't anywhere near as successful as the Rod Serling originals.  But BLACK MIRROR, which is very much a modern take on TWILIGHT ZONE has managed to be pretty successful on Netflix, so there is certainly an audience for this kind of material.

My other concern is putting it on CBS All Access.  For the same reasons I have avoided STAR TREK DISCOVERY, I am going to have to pass on this too.  I have no interest in having to subscribe to a dozen different internet services to follow all the shows I am interested in.  This continues to be the direction TV seems to want to head, and I just refuse to get on board with it.