ATTENTION EARTHLINGS, Jordan Peele is bringing back the classic, The Twilight Zone and we cannot wait. The trailer itself gives so many beautiful nods to the original series and with Jordan’s wonderful background of fantastic screenwriting we know that we won’t be let down.
Here’s a little back story on this sci-fi classic:
Rod Serling, the creator of the show, produced more than 70 teleplays between 1951-1955, most receiving very positive critical acclaim. He wanted to make a show that featured the traditional science fiction aspects, such as robots, alien invasions, and alternate worlds, while still being able to express his political views in a subtle way. The original story pitch for the series was called “The Time Element.” “The Time Element” featured a man who travels through time and is sent back to Honolulu in the year 1941.
“Rod Serling was an uncompromising visionary who not only shed light on social issues of his time, but prophesied issues of ours,” said Peele, who was previously announced as producing the revival. “I’m honored to carry on his legacy to a new generation of audiences as the gatekeeper of The Twilight Zone.”
The Twilight Zone begins shooting this fall and will premiere on CBS All Access in 2019. Don’t miss it!