Before helming the socially-conscious horror flick Get Out, Jordan Peele was best-known as one-half of the comedy duo Key & Peele on TV. While Peele is now a rising star with several new feature film projects on his docket, he’ll also be returning to the small screen. This time, however, it will be as a producer, and the show won’t be a comedy. We got reports yesterday that Peele’s Monkeypaw Productions will produce a reboot of The Twilight Zone for CBS! What’s more, Daredevil’s Marco Ramirez will pen the pilot.
The first time CBS rebooted Twilight Zone was in 1985, and the new version lasted four seasons, with several episodes being remakes of episodes from the original series. UPN brought it back again in 2002, with Forest Whitaker taking over as narrator, but that only lasted a season before being canceled. CBS once again sought to revive their iconic property as recently as 2012, with Bryan Singer attached to direct and executive produce. During the development of that version of the series, Singer promised A-list talent would be starring in various episodes.
Obviously, this project is just in its infancy, but we’ll keep our ears to the ground in order to bring you more Twilight Zone news as details emerge. Stay tuned!