CBS All Access’ Marc DeBevoise and Julie McNamara have offered an update on their upcoming reboot of ‘The Twilight Zone’ from Jordan Peele‘s Monkeypaw Productions and Simon Kinberg’s Genre Films, with CBS Television Studios.
According to McNamara:
“We have a [writer’s] room, we have a first season of concepts, outlines, scripts — various stages of all these things — of that 10 episodes a season. We are well on our way, and we are going to start production in the next couple of months.”
It was also revealed that because ‘Twilight Zone’ is an anthology series, that there really isn’t a showrunner, but that Greg Yaitanes is overseeing the series as a whole. Marco Ramirez was previously announced as the writer of the first episode. Peele, Kinberg, Ramirez, Win Rosenfeld and Audrey Chon serve as executive producers. It doesn’t appear that casting has begun yet.
CBS All Access will grow from having seven original series to ten next year, with ‘The Twilight Zone’ adding to its slate. Though its original offerings pale in comparison to Netflix and other streaming services, it is steadily growing with many signing up to watch the hit ‘Star Trek: Discovery’. Also arriving in October is Kevin Williamson’s ‘Tell Me A Story’ a dark, modern twist on classic fairy tales.
Peele is currently filming the horror movie ‘Abruptio’ and the pilot for his potential series ‘Lovecraft Country’. He is also working on a science fiction series for Youtube Premium, ‘Weird City’ and an animated movie, ‘Wendell and Wild’, which has him re-teaming with comedy partner Keegan-Michael Key.
Kinberg has his directorial debut, ‘X-Men: Dark Phoenix’ due next year. He is set to direct his second movie, the female spy thriller ‘355’ starring Jessica Chastain (who also stars in ‘X-Men: Dark Phoenix’), Marion Cotillard, Penélope Cruz, Bingbing Fan and Lupita Nyong’o.
If production on ‘The Twilight Zone’ does begin in the next few months, it could arrive sometime next year. Check back for updates as they arrive.