Jordan Peele confirmed as executive producer for new 'Twilight Zone'

By Karen Butler  |  Dec. 6, 2017 at 1:02 PM
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Dec. 6 (UPI) -- CBS All Access has confirmed it is working with Get Out fillm-maker Jordan Peele on a "re-imagining" of the science-fiction and horror anthology series The Twilight Zone.

Peele, Simon Kinberg and Marco Ramirez have been tapped to serve as executive producers for the series and will collaborate on the pilot episode. Win Rosenfeld and Audrey Chon are also executive producers on the project.

"Too many times this year it's felt we were living in a twilight zone, and I can't think of a better moment to re-introduce it to modern audiences," said Peele in a statement Wednesday.

"The Twilight Zone was a touchstone in my life," added Kinberg. "The opportunity to continue its lineage is a dream come true, and I'm so thrilled to be doing it with Jordan, Marco and the team at CBS All Access."

"The original The Twilight Zone bridged science-fiction, horror and fantasy together to explore human nature and provide social commentary in a way that audiences had never seen before," said Julie McNamara, executive vice president of original content for CBS All Access. "Under the auspices of Jordan Peele, Simon Kinberg and Marco Ramirez, and with the creative freedom that the CBS All Access platform affords, this is an incredible opportunity to bring today's audiences a modern re-imagining of this iconic series."

The original version of The Twilight Zone ran 1959-64.

Peele's blockbuster Get Out was nominated for four Critics' Choice Awards Wednesday.

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