“You are traveling through another dimension, a dimension not only of sight and sound but of mind. A journey into a wondrous land of imagination. Next stop, the Twilight Zone!”
Sci-fi anthologies are back with a bang thanks to Charlie Brooker’s excellent Black Mirror and Channel 4’s frankly unwatchable Philip K. Dick’s Electric Dreams. So, after relaunching the best Star Trek since The Original Series, CBS All Access is adding another classic science fiction show to their subscription streaming service.
Writer actor/comedian/producer/director, Jordan Peele is reportedly rebooting Rod Serling’s seminal sci-fi anthology series The Twilight Zone. His unsettling racist horror Get Out was one of my favourite movies of the year and with a new, brave brand of social commentary at its core, I think he’s the ideal candidate to bring back one of my most-loved series;
I can remember staying up real late to watch when there were still only four TV channels in England in about 1988 and the opening voiceover still brings goosebumps to my arms.
Showrunning duties will fall to Marco Ramirez, who started his writing career as a staff writer just seven short years ago on Season 3 of FX’s Sons of Anarchy and climbed to the lofty rank of showrunner via Fear the Walking Dead, Daredevil and The Defenders faster than Speedy Gonzalez.
The talented half of Key & Peele is a busy bee – he’s also EP’ing 80’s Nazi-nuting series The Hunt and writing episodes of the upcoming shows The Last O.G. and Lovecraft Country so this series could be some way off yet.
The Twilight Zone will hopefully take us on a journey into a wondrous land of imagination in 2018.