CBS has announced plans to revive their classic sci-fi anthology series “Twilight Zone” to air on their CBS All Access streaming service. “Get Out” director Jordan Peele’s Monkeypaw production company will produce while “Sons of Anarchy” and “Marvel’s The Defenders” producer Marco Ramirez will pen the script and serve as showrunner.
CBS chief Leslie Moonves made the announcement today about the return of the Rod Serling-created series which ran for five seasons on CBS from 1959-1964. The property created numerous standalone stories with some famously entering the cultural lexicon including “To Serve Man” and “Nightmare at 20,000 Feet”.
In terms of original programming this year, the streamer is offering the high-profile “Star Trek: Discovery,” the ‘Good Wife’ spin-off “The Good Fight,” and the upcoming remake of the Aussie comedy “No Activity” along with access to a lot of CBS’ back catalogue of shows.
Two other shows, “Strange Angel” and “$1” are on the way.