Jordan Peele is Rebooting ‘The Twilight Zone’
If there’s anyone we’d trust to enter the fifth dimension we call the Twilight Zone, it’s the director of Get Out. Jordan Peele’s breakout directorial debut already feels like an episode of the cult TV show, so it makes sense that he’s been brought on the adapt a modern take on the series.
Hot off the success of Star Trek: Discovery, CBS All Access is setting its sights on the dimension as vast as space and as timeless as infinity, but with a more culturally relevant edge, of course.
For the youth who don’t know, the Rod Sterling series originally ran from 1959 to 1964 on CBS and became an iconic anthology of science fiction stories. Basically, it was the Black Mirror of the early 1960s, but rather than the dystopian scenarios about technology ending in crushing depression, The Twilight Zone’s stories about humanity ended with a moral lesson.
The project is in very early development, but we’ll be curious to see how Peele juggles his insanely heavy workload. Besides this, he’s also creating a show about a Nazi hunter, a film about a black KKK member, and an HBO series set in Jim Crow America. At this rate, he’ll have taken over the world by the end of 2018.