CBS Bringing The Twilight Zone Revival To All Access (UPDATE)

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UPDATE: The Hollywood Reporter reports that Jordan Peele's Monkeypaw banner behind the project, with Marco Ramirez (The Defenders) writing the script and serving as showrunner.

ORIGINAL POST: It's time to get ready for another trip through a dimension not only of sight and sound but of mind, into a wondrous land of imagination, science-fiction and fantasy fans! If CBS has its way, your next stop is going to be an all-new The Twilight Zone on CBS All Access.

CBS Chairman of the Board, President and Chief Executive Officer Les Moonves confirmed on Thursday that The Eye Network would be reviving Rod Serling's (Night Gallery) classic and influential sci-fi/fantasy series for their subscription video on demand service. No other details on the series were available at the time of this posting.

Originally running from 1959 to 1965, Serling's The Twilight Zone was an anthology series that told stand-alone fantasy, science-fiction, suspense, and psychological thriller tales that usually ended with an unexpected twist and a "moral-to-the-story" end narrative. The Twilight Zone's success and 50+ year influence would yield a feature film, a radio series, a comic book, a magazine, and various other spin-offs.

In fact, this isn't even the first time an attempt has been made to revive the anthology series. CBS went with an earlier version of the series between 1985 and 1989; and also launched a third attempt at the now-defunct  UPN between 2002 and 2003.

CBS has been adding to All Access's programming slate over the past few months, coming off of the strength of The Good Wife spinoff, The Good Fight; and the first season of the highly anticipated continuation of the Star Trek franchise, Star Trek: Discovery.

Announcement of The Twilight Zone comes on the heels of CBS confirming that new sting operation comedy No Activity would be premiering on Sunday, November 12th. From executive producers Will Ferrell, Adam McKay and Funny or Die, the comedy series stars Tim Meadows and Patrick Brammall as two low-ranking cops who work undercover sting operations and realize that they spend way too much time together.

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