Posted Thu Sep 20, 2018 at 11:30 AM PDT by Steven Cohen
Jordan Peele's next stop ahead will be The Twilight Zone.
Jordan Peele (Get Out) has been announced as the host and narrator for CBS All Access' new The Twilight Zone streaming series. The upcoming show will be a modern reimagining of the original 1959 anthology series which was hosted by creator Rod Serling.
"Rod Serling was an uncompromising visionary who not only shed light on social issues of his time, but prophesied issues of ours," said Jordan Peele. "I'm honored to carry on his legacy to a new generation of audiences as the gatekeeper of 'The Twilight Zone.'"
Check out the announcement teaser below!
The original Twilight Zone series ran for five seasons from 1959 until 1964. The show told standalone sci-fi stories in every episode, frequently using metaphor and socially conscious writing to examine timely cultural themes. All 156 episodes of the show are now available to stream through CBC All Access. Likewise, all five seasons of the series are available on Blu-ray in a Complete Series Box Set.
Though an exact release date for the reboot has not been announced yet, new episodes of The Twilight Zone are set to begin production this fall for a 2019 debut through CBS All Access. CBS Television Studios will produce the series in association with Jordan Peele's Monkeypaw Productions and Simon Kinberg's Genre Films. In addition, Peele and Kinberg will serve as executive producers, along with Win Rosenfeld, Audrey Chon, Carol Serling, Rick Berg, and Greg Yaitanes.
Host and producer Jordan Peele is best known as the director and Academy Award-winning writer behind Universal's Get Out, and as one half of the sketch comedy duo Key and Peele with Keegan-Michael Key.
A current CBS All Access subscription costs $5.99 per month with reduced commercials or $9.99 per month for a commercial-free plan. Other recently announced CBS All Access original series include a new Star Trek show starring Patrick Stewart.
Source: CBS All Access
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