CBS All Access, the CBS Television Network's digital subscription video on-demand and live streaming service, today announced the latest addition to its original programming slate, The Twilight Zone. The new series will be produced by CBS Television Studios in association with Jordan Peele's Monkeypaw Productions and Simon Kinberg's Genre Films. Jordan Peele, Simon Kinberg and Marco Ramirez will serve as executive producers for the series and collaborate on the premiere episode. Win Rosenfeld and Audrey Chon will also serve as executive producers. Here's what Jordan Peele, Executive Producer, had to say in a statement.
"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."
The original The Twilight Zone took viewers to another dimension, a dimension not only of sight and sound but of mind. It was a journey into a wondrous land of imagination for five years on CBS, from 1959-1964. The godfather of sci-fi series, the show explored humanity's hopes, despairs, prides and prejudices in metaphoric ways conventional drama could not. Here's what Simon Kinberg, Executive Producer, had to say in his statement.
"The Twilight Zone was a touchstone in my life. 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 Twilight Zone joins CBS All Access' growing slate of original series, which currently includes its first comedy series, No Activity, streaming now; The Good Fight, returning for a second season in early 2018; and Star Trek: Discovery, which was renewed for a second season and will return with chapter two of season one on Sunday, Jan. 7, 2018, after 8:30 PM, ET. CBS All Access' original series library will continue to expand with the previously announced $1, Strange Angel, Tell Me A Story and additional programming to be announced. Here's what Julie McNamara, Executive Vice President, Original Content, CBS All Access, said in her statement.
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. 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."
CBS All Access is the CBS Television Network's digital subscription video on demand and live streaming service. In addition to its original series, which includes Star Trek: Discovery, comedy series No Activity and season one of the new edition of The Good Wife, The Good Fight, CBS All Access gives CBS fans the ability to watch more than 9,000 episodes on demand, spanning current shows from primetime, daytime and late night, as well as past seasons of select series and classic TV hits, and stream their local CBS station live. CBS All Access is currently available online, on mobile devices via the CBS App for iOS, Android and Windows 10, and on Roku Players, Apple TV, Chromecast, Android TV, Xbox 360, Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and Fire TV. For more details on CBS All Access, please visit CBS.com/All-Access.