CBS announces the start of production for The Twilight Zone TV show reboot with a new video celebrating the 59th anniversary of the original series. The network is working to build up as much buzz as possible surrounding its upcoming take on the classic sci-fi show, which will be streamed over their CBS All Access service. To get viewers talking, CBS has given viewers a brand new teaser to celebrate Twilight Zone’s start of production.
The first iteration of The Twilight Zone premiered on CBS in 1959.The anthology series was created by Rod Serling, who was also the iconic narrator of the show, and it ran on television until 1964. Equal parts sci-fi, horror, and supernatural, The Twilight Zone aired some of the most unique and terrifying stories that American viewers had ever seen in their homes on television. The series has been revived a number of times throughout the years, including two television series in the 1980s and early 2000s, as well as an anthology film in 1983. In December of 2017, though, CBS officially gave the greenlight to Jordan Peele and Simon Kinberg’s plans to remake The Twilight Zone for its streaming service, CBS All Access.
On Tuesday, CBS announced that production on The Twilight Zone began on Monday, October 1 in Vancouver, British Columbia through the unveiling of an exciting new video (below). The video revisits some of the most famous episodes of The Twilight Zone's history, showcasing footage from “The Invaders”, “Living Doll”, and “To Serve Man”, amongst other fan-favorites. Viewers can also hear Jordan Peele step into Rod Serling’s shoes as the series' host and narrator as he delivers the property’s famous introductory lines. The video ends with a brief peek of the set, revealing a clapperboard marking the first take of the first scene of The Twilight Zone.
The series is an exciting team up from CBS and Peele, who seems to have formed an all-new wheelhouse in recent years. Between writing and directing his formidable Get Out and partnering with CBS on Twilight Zone, Peele is opening up a truly exciting wave of his career. In leaving his comedic acting career behind, Peele appears to be forming an entirely new brand, producing films and TV series that are equal parts creepy and compelling.
The Twilight Zone is a cornerstone of American culture, touching upon the boom of success of television programming in the middle of the 20th century while also representing one of the strongest sci-fi productions ever made in Hollywood. Despite the fact that it has seem a variety of reboots, reimaginings, and remakes since the first television series’ premiere back in the 1950s, CBS’ upcoming reboot is still something to get exciting about. With the backing of a talented filmmaker such as Peele, CBS’ series has the potential to be among the best of 2019, introducing an entirely new generation to the strange, frightening world of The Twilight Zone.
The Twilight Zone will premiere on CBS All Access in 2019.
Source: CBS All Access