Jordan Peele's 'Twilight Zone' Revival Ordered by CBS All

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CBS All Access subscribers can watch anything that CBS has to offer, like local market National Football League games, and exclusive All Access shows like "Star Trek: Discovery" and the newest addition to the lineup: A reboot of "The Twilight Zone: with "Get Out" director Jordan Peele as an executive producer".

On Wednesday, CBS also unveiled a new project: A reboot of "The Twilight Zone: with "Get Out" director Jordan Peele as an executive producer, coming exclusively to CBS All Access". Discovery, however, the show is destined as exclusive content for the network's paid streaming service, CBS All Access. This isn't the first time that CBS has sought to reboot the series.

"The Twilight Zone was a touchstone in my life", said Kinberg. All Access, which is now home to Star Trek: Discovery, Good Wife spinoff The Good Fight, and No Activity, is looking to add to its collection, and with good reason. There were also reports that Get Out director Jordan Peele was in talks to executive-produce the revival.

However, the series did have an omnipresent narrator - portrayed by the show's writer, Rod Serling. The network revived the series in the 1980s - it ran for three seasons and again in 2002 for a season on UPN with host Forest Whitaker. The godfather of sci-fi series, the show explored humanity's hopes, despairs, prides and prejudices in metaphoric ways conventional drama could not.

He said it's a good time to revisit the off-kilter world of The Twilight Zone.

Meanwhile, reboots and revivals continue to be in high demand as broadcast, cable and streaming platforms look for proved and easy-to-market IP in a bid to cut through the cluttered landscape. Needless to say, these are some pretty heavy hitters, and it can only mean great things for CBS and The Twilight Zone. Ramirez is repped by UTA.