A The Twilight Zone reboot is in the works to reappear on our television screens once more.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, the project is with CBS All Access after it was announced by CBS Corp. CEO Leslie Moonves on Thursday. So far, there has been no word to whether or not this will go straight-to-series order or just development. That announcement should be made sometime in the near future.
While CBS All Access has declined to comment on anything beyond Moonves’s initial announcement, rumors have linked Jordan Peele (Get Out, Key and Peele) and Marco Ramirez (The Defenders, Daredevil) to the project as a writer and showrunner. Producers CBS Television Studios have gained the rights to the classic and will executive produce, in addition.
CBS All Access is expanding after it has found numerous successes from Star Trek: Discovery and The Good Fight (spinoff of The Good Wife) after its subscriptions to the platform scored a record number. Star Trek: Discovery has already been renewed for a second season. The reboot of The Twilight Zone also comes after the increase in popularity among anthology shows continues to grow. Other networks such as HBO, Netflix, and FX have already found success with their anthology shows such as Room 104, Black Mirror, and American Horror Story, respectively.
What continues to make this reboot looking more and more like a success is the fact that reboots and revivals are in high demand right now. With almost every major network reviving or rebooting one of their classics, it seems the race is to find the one that will gain the most attention among audiences. The most convenient revivals and reboots are those on the broadcast channels as people don’t have to pay to subscribe, however, if its the right show, people will pay to watch it. So with The Twilight Zone, CBS All Access could potentially have another record number of people subscribe to the platform. The downside is people may not want to pay if they are already subscribing to multiple other platforms because of their revivals and reboots.
It’s going to be interesting to watch over the next couple of years to see what revivals and reboots continue to be successful and which ones fall flat.
The Twilight Zone is in the works now and once more information is released we will let everyone know here at CarterMatt. Be sure to check out this link for when we do.
This story was written by Samantha D’Amico. If you want to follow her on Twitter, you can do so at SAM_iamXO. (Photo: CBS)