CBS Corp. CEO Leslie Moonves announced on Thursday during the company’s earnings call that CBS All Access is preparing a new version on the iconic sci-fi anthology series The Twilight Zone, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
The spooky series created by Rod Serling ran for five seasons on CBS from 1959-1964, winning a Golden Globe and two Emmy’s during that time. Producers CBS Television Studios retained the rights to the classic series and will executive produce the new show.
It is reported that the series will be produced by actor and filmmaker Jordan Peele’s Monkeypaw Productions, with Marco Ramirez (Netflix Marvel dramas The Defenders and Daredevil, Sons of Anarchy) to write the script and serve as showrunner. CBS All Access declined to comment on Peele and Ramirez’s involvement as official details have not yet been released.
The news comes following the success of its revival of Star Trek: Discovery, which the streamer said drove record subscriptions to the platform and has been renewed for a season two. The Twilight Zone joins a roster of CBS All Access scripted originals including dramas The Good Fight (a spinoff of The Good Wife), Strange Angel, $1 and comedy No Activity.
Peele recently broke box office records with his indie horror Get Out, which many described as an African-American version of The Twilight Zone.
CBS revived the series in 1985 and brought on some heavy hitters in the world of sci-fi and horror to write the episodes. The reboot ran for three seasons before producing a final season for syndication. It was then revived a second time by the now-defunct UPN network, but only lasted one season, ET reports.