Enlarge / The end credits from Twilight Zone episode “Eye of the Beholder,” written by the pride of Binghamton, New York—Rod Serling. (credit: CBS via Getty Images)
The Twilight Zone (1959-1964) remains the rare bit of classic TV that can hold up today.
SyFy proves this annually with its traditional Twilight Zone New Years’ marathon.
So it shouldn’t come as a surprise that CBS, which recently produced new series from established franchises like Star Trek and The Big Bang Theory, decided the time for a reboot has finally come.
Even the most reboot cautious among us have reason to be slightly optimistic about the Thursday announcement, however. According to The Hollywood Reporter, CBS has bestowed the iconic franchise to Monkeypaw Productions, the company founded by Get Out writer/director Jordan Peele. Like Star Trek: Discovery, the project has reportedly been tapped for the CBS All-Access streaming platform.
Fans know Peele from his excellent Comedy Central series Key & Peele, but the unabashed genre fan took Hollywood by storm with Get Out this spring.

Done in the style of classics like the original Night of the Living Dead, the film artfully blended legitimately terrifying horror with smart social satire.
It generated such buzz and adoration that Peele has become a go-to horror creator, and the Academy-watchers at Vulture currently predict the film will score a Best Picture nomination.
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