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Jordan Peele To Executive Produce CBS 'The Twilight Zone' Reboot (engadget.com) 64

A couple of weeks ago, CBS CEO Leslie Moonves revealed that the network was planning to reboot the classic fantasy science-fiction TV series "The Twilight Zone." Few details about the show were available at that time, but we have now learned that Jordan Peele, director of the mystery/thriller Get Out, will co-executive produce the show. Engadget reports: The show will be produced by CBS Television Studios, with Simon Kinberg, Marco Ramirez, Win Rosenfeld and Audrey Chon also executive producing. Peele, Kinberg and Ramirez will 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," Peele said in a statement.

Jordan Peele To Executive Produce CBS 'The Twilight Zone' Reboot

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  • In The Zone (Score:4, Insightful)

    by mentil ( 1748130 ) on Thursday December 07, 2017 @05:04AM (#55693935)

    I always preferred The Outer Limits. Now with Dark Mirror, is Twilight Zone really relevant? It won't be the same without Rod Serling, anyway.

    • by mentil ( 1748130 )

      Black Mirror*
      Knew reading about that 'Dark Mirror' movie the other day would confuse me.

    • Re:In The Zone (Score:5, Insightful)

      by russbutton ( 675993 ) <russ@NoSPaM.russbutton.com> on Thursday December 07, 2017 @05:32AM (#55693997) Homepage
      Back in the mid-1980's, there was a Twilight Zone reboot that was actually quite good. Better than the original to my mind. It lasted two years, as is typical for intelligent shows. There was another edition in the early 2000's that was cheap horror and lasted only a couple of years because it was just lame.

      I suggest that you just wait for the new one to come out, give it 3 weeks to see how it plays out. Could be good. Could be lame. Won't know until you know.

      • Back in the mid-1980's, there was a Twilight Zone reboot that was actually quite good. Better than the original to my mind. It lasted two years, as is typical for intelligent shows. There was another edition in the early 2000's that was cheap horror and lasted only a couple of years because it was just lame.

        Intelligent shows last two years and lame cheap horror shows last only a couple years. Got it.

    • Now with Dark Mirror, is Twilight Zone really relevant?

      Assuming you mean Black Mirror, I would think that the Twilight Zone would entirely relevant for those of us who feel that Black Mirror is terrible. I'm a huge Twilight Zone fan, both the black and white original and the revival, as well as a huge Outer Limits fan, both the black and white original and the revival.
      In my opinion the three shows have their own style, the latter having an interweaving story within stories during it's revival, while Black Mirror is less 'Twilight Zone' and more 'Ham Fisted Ju

      • I would think that the Twilight Zone would entirely relevant for those of us who feel that Black Mirror is terrible.

        Yeah, I was pretty shocked to find out just how bad Black Mirror really is, after all the hype. They take on the most obvious plot tropes and beat them into the ground. I tried to like it, but could not hack just how hack each episode was. I gave it a season and a half and kept thinking, "Maybe I was just in a bad mood and I'll try one more episode" and it always disappointed.

  • by Anonymous Coward

    Peele was announced as Producer back on November 2, and it was discussed extensively back then.
    Peele's background is mostly Sketch Comedy, which doesn't seem to be any kind of match, and that was discussed as well. "The Twilight Zone" was an Anthology Writer's Show.
    However, I'm willing to give it just a chance, because a Black-Oriented Science Fiction series hasn't been done before.
    We'll see.
    Or not.

    • by gnick ( 1211984 )

      ...a Black-Oriented Science Fiction series hasn't been done before.

      What makes you think this will be "Black-Oriented"? 'Get Out'? I did RTFA, but saw nothing about racial topics in the show.

  • What? (Score:4, Insightful)

    by Jiro ( 131519 ) on Thursday December 07, 2017 @06:27AM (#55694091)

    Twilight Zone is an episodic series with no continuing storyline. How in the world is it possible to "reboot" that?

    • Twilight Zone is an episodic series with no continuing storyline. How in the world is it possible to "reboot" that

      They'll rehash all of the classic episodes. Except instead of it using ham radios, televisions, and news papers, it'll cellular be phones, computers and 3d printers. The guy that flys his biplane forward in time from WWI to the 50's will now be in a WW2 Era fighter. The aliens will now be fancy cgi rather than a guy in a rubber suit, and a cgi Rod Sering will preach about the dangers of smoking. Wait, that last one would be pretty good, so it won't happen

    • Some of the remakes over the years did redo some of the story's. Also William Shatner can do the same thing on airplane today as was done back then.

  • by sad_ ( 7868 ) on Thursday December 07, 2017 @06:41AM (#55694127) Homepage

    no mention about Black Mirror, but i suspect the success of that show also has something to do with the return (ofcourse, you don't mention the competition).
    i know BM and TZ are not the same, but a lot of similarities are there and is targets pretty much the same crowd.

  • They should invite Charlie Brooker as a guest writer, if they really want to get off to a good start, his work with Black Mirror has been really good.

  • Well Nuclear holocaust / post nuclear apocalyptic scenarios or what ever we want to call it, seemed to be popular in the old series, at least the ones I have seen. It seems like we are heading into times where it could be a popular theme again.

    • do one about NK super mutant solders (who knows what they really have and what stuff they have tested on there own people there)

  • by p51d007 ( 656414 ) on Thursday December 07, 2017 @08:06AM (#55694397)
    Put it on "free" TV....CBS...you ain't Netflix by a long shot.
  • by cavis ( 1283146 ) on Thursday December 07, 2017 @09:49AM (#55694893)

    The first episode will star Jayqwellin, D-Nice, and Ay-Ay-Ron.

    • by Nidi62 ( 1525137 )
      Some crossovers would be nice. Maybe Wendell traps peoples' souls in his action figures? The origin story of the purple-bearded apartment building could be creepy. For some good social/political commentary there's the terrierists. And imagine being haunted by the ghost of this guy [cc.com].
  • by Anonymous Coward

    I loved his show and hated his movie. Is there any reason to think this won't be full of race baiting?

    I honestly thought "Get Out" was supposed to be a comedy until I listened to his commentary

  • Am I the only one that can't reliably parse that headline. WTF is it saying?

    Is Jordan Peele talking to an executive or is Jordan Peele an executive who is going to produce something?

  • I'm super excited about this and he really knows what he's doing but this was sort of announced a month ago. It's not exactly "news" at this point but whatever, Slashdot.
  • by 93 Escort Wagon ( 326346 ) on Thursday December 07, 2017 @03:09PM (#55697509)

    I prefer Emma to Jordan.

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