Get Out Director Jordan Peele To Take On Twilight Zone Reboot

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Writer and Director Jordan Peele wasted very little time to mold the admirable success of his acclaimed debut, Get Out, into a launching pad for a myriad of interesting projects—one of which is a reboot of The Twilight Zone. On Thursday, CBS Corp. CEO Lesley Moonves revealed that a modern adaptation of the classic television show joins the docket.

Peele’s faculty for sharp, often risible commentary will be perfectly suited for a series that has fathered many of the tropes we associate with the term “psychological thriller.” Although Jordan will not serve as the primary writer, he will produce the project under his MonkeyPaw banner. Marco Ramirez, known for his work on Sons Of Anarchy, The Defenders, and Daredevil, will pen the script and serve as showrunner.

More than the perfect pairing that is the source material and the development team is the timing. This era of entertainment couldn't lend itself more to engaging, sociopolitical, episodic content.

This is already a more promising start than CBS’s last attempt to reboot the series back in 2012, though, for whatever reason, reboots of this particular property have never gone well in the past. Virtually every iteration that followed the Rod Serling version has been met with critical scorn and contempt from its loyal fan base.

It is still uncertain if the project is slated for production or if Moonves meant to say only that a development deal has been reached. We expect that if the Twilight Zone series gets made, it will join CBS’s streaming-only service along with Star Trek DIscovery, The Good Wife, and No Activity.

Not much else is known about the project at this juncture, but we’ll be sure to fill you in as more details emerge. What do you think? Will this be the Twilight Zone reboot that finally does the original justice? Let us know in the comments.

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