'Twilight Zone' greenlit at CBS All Access, Jordan Peele to produce

'Twilight Zone' greenlit at CBS All Access, Jordan Peele to produce

A couple of weeks back, CBS CEO Les Moonves announced in an earnings call that the network was planning to bring back "The Twilight Zone" to the broadcaster's All Access streaming app. Peele, Kinberg and Ramirez will executive produce for the series and collaborate on the premiere episode. This isn't the first time that CBS has sought to reboot the series.

Jordan Peele's Twilight Zone is officially on its way. And now, The Twilight Zone will be getting a fresh outing as a new original series with a master of modern social horror at its helm. CBS announced the news today, saying the reboot will be produced by its CBS Television Studios alongside Jordan Peele's Monkeypaw Productions. Dark Net's Win Rosenfeld and Changeling's Audrey Chon are also set to serve as executive producers.

"The Twilight Zone was a touchstone in my life", said Simon Kinberg.

CBS All Access has confirmed "The Twilight Zone" will be rebooted with Jordan Peele, Simon Kinberg, and Marco Ramirez serving as executive producers.

Rod Serling created the original science-fiction anthology series, which ran for five seasons between 1959-64 and influenced countless other shows; it also inspired the Disney ride Tower of Terror, which was recently rebranded for "Guardians of the Galaxy". It was revived in the 1980s and early 2000s, and influenced shows like "The X-Files" and "Black Mirror".

It has already been remade twice, broadcast from 1985 to 1989 on CBS and again between 2002 and 2003 on the cable channel UPN.

One of the smartest and funniest people in show business - best known as half of the comedy team Key & Peele - biracial actor Jordan Peele says he had "never seen a protagonist that looked and felt and thought like me in movies".