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The Twilight Zone Reboot from Jordan Peele Gets a Go From CBS All Access

Many of us have fond memories of being frightened out of our wits as children, watching re-runs of the popular series “The Twilight Zone.” This was an immensely popular series for those who enjoyed getting a good scare. Sometimes the episodes just left you feeling odd. Rod Serling was the original host. He had a way of presenting each segment, so it challenged us to wonder if there is more to life than we can actually see with our natural eyes. This was a show that became a classic television series. It presented the inexplicable and made us question what

The Twilight Zone Reboot from Jordan Peele Gets a Go From CBS All Access
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‘Twilight Zone’ Reboot with Jordan Peele Heads to CBS All Access

You may now enter The Twilight Zone! The beloved classic series has been handed a series order with Jordan Peele (Get Out) and Simon Kinberg (X-Men) leading the way.

The reboot will be produced by CBS Television Studios in association with Peele’s Monkeypaw Productions and Kinberg’s Genre Films for the subscription video on demand service CBS All Access. Peele, Kinberg and Marco Ramirez (The Defenders) will executively produce the series and collaborate on the premiere episode.

Peele went on to say:

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,

Kinberg added:

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.
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The Twilight Zone: CBS All Access Orders Revival Series from Key and Peele Creator

With all apologies to Rod Serling, call this, "The dimension of re-imagination." CBS has ordered The Twilight Zone TV show revival. CBS Television Studios is producing the new series with Jordan Peele’s Monkeypaw Productions and Simon Kinberg’s Genre Films. Peele and Kinberg are executive producing with Marco Ramirez, and the trio will collaborate on The Twilight Zone TV series premiere. The first season of Serling's The Twilight Zone premiered on CBS in 1959 and ran for five seasons of 156 episodes, before it was cancelled in 1964. That series previously spawned two TV series revivals -- one which ran on CBS from 1985 to 1989 and another, which ran on the now defunct Upn, for one season in 2002-03. The Twilight Zone franchise also includes novels, comic books, feature films, and more. Read More…
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The Twilight Zone Reboot Moving Forward At CBS; Jordan Peele And Simon Kinberg To Produce

Not to be outdone by Netflix and Black Mirror season 4, CBS All Access is moving forward with a new interpretation of The Twilight Zone.

The Hollywood Reporter has the scoop, confirming that Get Out helmer Jordan Peele and Simon Kinberg will oversee development of the sci-fi revival, though CBS stopped short of mentioning an episode count and/or a tentative release window. Common logic dictates that the network will let this announcement simmer for some time while it tends to Star Trek: Discovery, its other high-profile All Access series that’s poised to conclude its opening season on January 7th.

What we do know, however, is that The Twilight Zone reboot has appointed Marco Ramirez (Daredevil) as showrunner, and Peele is of the belief that there’s no better time to reintroduce the seminal classic:

Too many times this year it’s felt we were living in a twilight zone,
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Jordan Peele rebooting The Twilight Zone on CBS All Access

For decades, The Twilight Zone has been a staple of the science fiction genre with its anthology of sci-fi and horror tales. Now, CBS is ready to reboot it once again on their All Access streaming service with Get Out director Jordan Peele producing the series with Simon Kinberg through their respective companies, Monkeypaw Productions and Genre Films.

Joining them as executive producers will be Marco Ramirez, Win Rosenfeld and Audrey Chon. Peele, Kinberg and Ramirez will collaborate together on the premiere episode of the new series.

“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 Jordan Peele.

The Twilight Zone was a touchstone in my life,” said Simon Kinberg. “The opportunity to continue its lineage is a dream come true, and I’m so thrilled to be doing it with Jordan,
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‘Are You Afraid of the Dark?’ Movie Gets October 2019 Release

‘Are You Afraid of the Dark?’ Movie Gets October 2019 Release
Paramount has set a Halloween season release date of Oct. 11, 2019, for its movie adaptation of the Nickelodeon horror series “Are You Afraid of the Dark?

The project was unveiled last month with “It” writer Gary Dauberman hired to write the script. Matt Kaplan is producing along with Dauberman.

Are You Afraid of the Dark?” was created by D.J. MacHale and Ned Kandel and ran as an anthology series on Nickelodeon between 1992 and 1996. It was set around a group of teenagers who called themselves the Midnight Society and would meet weekly at a secret location in the woods to tell a scary story. The show was revived in 1999 for two more seasons with new writers and showrunners.

Each episode was introduced with the storyteller saying “Submitted for the approval of the Midnight Society” and then announce the title of that segment. MacHale said that the line was a tribute to the series “The Twilight Zone,” in which creator
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We Are So Here For Jordan Peele's Reboot of The Twilight Zone

Upon first hearing the news that The Twilight Zone is getting the dreaded reboot treatment, we were admittedly pretty nervous. Who has the stamina to cross a dimension as vast as space and as timeless as infinity? Who could ever venture into the middle ground between light and shadow, between science and superstition, between the pit of man's fears and the summit of his knowledge? While Rod Serling will forever remain our Twilight Zone fave, CBS All Access's remake of the classic has officially found a worthy successor: Jordan Peele. While The Twilight Zone doesn't skew straight horror all the time, we have a feeling the former Key and Peele comedian will be able to expertly nail the show's trademark eerie feel. He's already proved his horror chops tenfold with Get Out, one of this year's best movies, and has another social thriller in the works for 2019. CBS confirmed Peele's involvement on Dec.
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New The Twilight Zone Series Moving Forward at CBS All Access with Jordan Peele as Executive Producer

Following reports that CBS All Access was developing a reboot of The Twilight Zone, it's now been officially announced that the streaming service is moving forward with a new take on the Rod Serling series, this time with Jordan Peele on board as an executive producer.

CBS All Access has yet to announce a premiere date and number of episodes for the new Twilight Zone series, but Peele, Simon Kinberg, and Marco Ramirez will executive produce the series and team up creatively for the first episode.

We'll keep Daily Dead readers updated as more details are revealed, and in the meantime we have the official press release below. What do you want to see in a new Twilight Zone series? Let us know your thoughts in the comments section.

Press Release: Dec. 6, 2017 – CBS All Access, the CBS Television Network’s digital subscription video on-demand and live streaming service, today announced
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Twilight Zone Revival Ordered to Series at CBS All Access, With Get Out's Jordan Peele Among the EPs

CBS All Access is officially journeying back to a dimension not only of sight and sound, but of mind.

The streaming service on Wednesday announced that it has ordered to series The Twilight Zone, a “modern reimagining” of the classic sci-fi anthology to be executive-produced by Jordan Peele (Get Out), Simon Kinberg (Legion) and Marco Ramirez (Marvel’s The Defenders). Word of the official green light comes just one month after CBS CEO Leslie Moonves announced the network’s plans to revive the Rod Serling-hosted classic via All Access.

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The Twilight Zone Revival From Jordan Peele Is Officially Happening at CBS All Access

The Twilight Zone Revival From Jordan Peele Is Officially Happening at CBS All Access
You are traveling through another dimension, a dimension not only of sight and sound, but of mind. A journey into a wondrous land of imagination. Next stop, the revival of The Twilight Zone! A month after CBS Corp. CEO Les Moonves revealed that the company was looking to reboot Rod Serling's groundbreaking anthology series on its Svod service, CBS All Access, the company is announcing that the project is officially happening. As rumored, the revival will hail from Jordan Peele's Monkeypaw Productions and Simon Kinberg's Genre Films, with Peele, Kinberg and Daredevil showrunner Marco Ramirez serving as executive producers as well as collaborating on the premiere episode. "Too many times this year...
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Jordan Peele is Officially Rebooting ‘The Twilight Zone’ for CBS All Access

Jordan Peele is Officially Rebooting ‘The Twilight Zone’ for CBS All Access
Jordan Peele can’t stop. After the huge success of “Get Out,” which earned more than $250 worldwide against a budget of just $4.5 million and has made its way into the year-end awards discussion, he’s added several new projects to his slate — a list that now includes a reboot of “The Twilight Zone.”

Read More:Jordan Peele Shares 5 Filmmaking Lessons From His Eight-year Process of Making ‘Get Out’ — Watch

CBS All Access has confirmed “The Twilight Zone” will be rebooted with Jordan Peele, Simon Kinberg, and Marco Ramirez serving as executive producers. All three men will also collaborate on the 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 an official statement.

“‘The Twilight Zone’ was a touchstone in my life,” added Simon Kinberg,
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Jordan Peele is Officially Rebooting ‘The Twilight Zone’ for CBS All Access

Jordan Peele is Officially Rebooting ‘The Twilight Zone’ for CBS All Access
Jordan Peele can’t stop. After the huge success of “Get Out,” which earned more than $250 worldwide against a budget of just $4.5 million and has made its way into the year-end awards discussion, he’s added several new projects to his slate — a list that now includes a reboot of “The Twilight Zone.”

Read More:Jordan Peele Shares 5 Filmmaking Lessons From His Eight-year Process of Making ‘Get Out’ — Watch

CBS All Access has confirmed “The Twilight Zone” will be rebooted with Jordan Peele, Simon Kinberg, and Marco Ramirez serving as executive producers. All three men will also collaborate on the 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 an official statement.

“‘The Twilight Zone’ was a touchstone in my life,” added Simon Kinberg,
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Win! Twilight Zone theatre tickets and DVD set!

Den Of Geek Dec 6, 2017

Win! Tickets to see The Twilight Zone on stage, and DVDs of the TV show too!

For our latest competition, we've got something a bit special for fans of The Twilight Zone. The classic TV show has been adapted for the London stage, and it's playing at the Almeida Theatre from today, through until January 27th 2018.

Full details of the production, and how to get tickets, can be found here.

Here's the synopsis for the show...

Between light and shadow, science and superstition, fear and knowledge is a dimension of imagination. An area we call the Twilight Zone.

Adapted by Anne Washburn (Mr Burns) and directed by Olivier Award-winner Richard Jones, this world premiere production of the acclaimed CBS Television Series The Twilight Zone lands on stage for the first time in its history. Or its present. Or its future.

Stage magic and fantasy unite as the ordinary becomes extraordinary.
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‘Get Out’ Deeper and Funnier Than Most ‘Serious’ Awards Contenders

‘Get Out’ Deeper and Funnier Than Most ‘Serious’ Awards Contenders
As our mothers told us, first impressions are lasting impressions. When Universal opened “Get Out” on Feb. 24, it was marketed as a horror movie. Now that the film is available for streaming, on HBO and on awards screeners (sent out Nov. 6), some industry folk are making a startling discovery: “Get Out” is Not a horror movie.

That was a good marketing hook, but the film, written and directed by Jordan Peele, is too original to pigeonhole: It’s a little Alfred Hitchcock, a little Mike Nichols, a little Rod Serling, but not really like any of them. It’s a deadpan social satire mixed with suspense. This week, the Hollywood Foreign Press Assn. agreed to consider it as a comedy for the Golden Globes; that was a good choice, because they don’t have a Too Complex To Label category.

The film was made by Blumhouse Prods. and Jason Blum says his company has two criteria: “Is it
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Do we really need a Twilight Zone revival in the era of Black Mirror?

The Get Out director, Jordan Peele, is being lined up to bring back the classic sci-fi anthology show, but with successors like Electric Dreams and a long list of abandoned reboots, should it be left alone?

TV executives love to revive famous old shows. And who can blame them when the X-Files is currently enjoying a new lease on life, the recent return of Twin Peaks proved such an unexpected joy and even the new version of the 80s shoulderpad-fest Dynasty seems to have found its audience?

The Twilight Zone, however, might well be a different matter entirely. According to the Hollywood Reporter, Jordan Peele, the director of Get Out, has been selected to revive the venerable, spooky old sci-fi show for CBS All Access, which one would have to admit makes a certain sort of sense. Peele’s biting, horror-fuelled satire on race and richness would have made a
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8 ways The Twilight Zone influenced modern TV and film

Louisa Mellor Nov 25, 2017

The Twilight Zone casts a long shadow over today’s film and TV. We salute the legacy left by Rod Serling’s seminal series…

“Damn near immortal” is how Stephen King described The Twilight Zone in his 1981 study of creepy fiction Danse Macabre, and who could argue with that. Like any decent horror monster, Rod Serling’s 1960s anthology series keeps coming back from the grave. Only last week it was announced that CBS is planning to resurrect its award-winning show once again. The new series will be the latest of several revivals over the decades, including an upcoming stage production set to enjoy its world premiere at London’s Almeida Theatre this December.

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The Twilight Zone doesn’t just keep returning in its own right,
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Alpha: The Awakening: A Post-Apocalyptic Flick with Zombies and Aliens Inspired by '50s Sci-Fi Shows!

Giant Flick LLC., announced today that writer/director and actor Shahin Sean Solimon who is best known for helming and starring in the title Sinbad: The Fifth Voyage (2014) PG-13 is currently in production on the Sci-Fi/Horror title Alpha: The Awakening. The project promises to be a dramatic, character-driven ride about a man (Apollo) waking up as the last human on Earth. The project has many hidden metaphors and "easter eggs," along with practical effects, CGI/VFX, action, and aliens called “Octaliens” in this mind-bending movie. It is also being filmed with state-of-the-art technology and will be a full 4K HD movie. “I was a big fan of Rod Serling growing up. In fact, I would find myself cutting class to stay home and watch...

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CBS reviving The Twilight Zone with Jordan Peele and Marco Ramirez

With the long-gestating feature film still seemingly stuck in development hell, CBS has decided to take another trip to the fifth dimension, with the network planning to relaunch the classic anthology series The Twilight Zone for its CBS All Access streaming service.

CBS’ CEO Leslie Moonves has announced that the reboot is being produced by Get Out director Jordan Peele’s Moneypaw production company, with Marco Ramirez (Daredevil, The Defenders) set to pen the script and serve as showrunner.

Created by Rod Serling, The Twilight Zone originally ran on CBS between 1959 and 1964 and features tales of sci-fi, fantasy and suspense. It was revived both in 1985 and 2002, while the feature film Twilight Zone: The Movie was released in 1983.
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'Twilight Zone' TV Reboot Coming from Jordan Peele

"It is a dimension as vast as space and as timeless as infinity…” So goes Rod Serling’s memorable opening for The Twilight Zone, arguably one of the best TV series of all-time. Each episode served as a standalone story that excited storytellers and audiences alike; the possibilities were limitless. CBS CEO Leslie Moonves announced on Thursday that the dimension of imagination would be opening up once again, this time on CBS All Access. Jordan Peele’s Monkeypaw Productions is attached with Marco Ramirez (Daredevil and The Defenders) onboard as writer and showrunner, according to The Hollywood Reporter. Peele’s involvement seems particularly auspicious following this year’s surprise hit Get Out. The high concept horror film...

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'Twilight Zone' TV Reboot Coming from Jordan Peele

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"It is a dimension as vast as space and as timeless as infinity…” So goes Rod Serling’s memorable opening for The Twilight Zone, arguably one of the best TV series of all-time. Each episode served as a standalone story that excited storytellers and audiences alike; the possibilities were limitless. CBS CEO Leslie Moonves announced on Thursday that the dimension of imagination would be opening up once again, this time on CBS All Access. Jordan Peele’s Monkeypaw...

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