CBS All Access has announced that their re-imagining of The Twilight Zone has been given a second season order.
The anthology series comes from executive producers Jordan Peele and Simon Kinberg, with Peele also acting as the host and narrator. You can find the full announcement below.
Here’s the announcement from the press release:
CBS All Access today announced the second season renewal of its latest original series, THE TWILIGHT ZONE.
â€œJordan Peele and Simon Kinbergâ€™s reimagining of THE TWILIGHT ZONE is off to an amazing start on CBS All Access, driving the most viewers on its premiere day for an original series to date,â€ said Julie McNamara, Executive Vice President, Original Content, CBS All Access. â€œJordan, Simon, the creative team and cast have done a phenomenal job translating the seriesâ€™ legacy of socially conscious storytelling for modern-day audiences. They are master storytellers, and we look forward to bringing fans further into THE TWILIGHT ZONE with a second season.â€
The first season of THE TWILIGHT ZONE is currently airing on-demand on CBS All Access. The seriesâ€™ first five episodes are now available with new episodes dropping weekly on Thursdays.
The series features Jordan Peele as host and narrator with additional cast members including Ike Barinholtz, Zazie Beetz, John Cho, Lucinda Dryzek, Taissa Farmiga, James Frain, Betty Gabriel, Ginnifer Goodwin, Zabryna Guevara, Percy Hynes-White, Greg Kinnear, Luke Kirby, Sanaa Lathan, Kumail Nanjiani, Chris Oâ€™Dowd, Seth Rogen, Adam Scott, Rhea Seehorn, Alison Tolman, Jacob Tremblay, Jefferson White, Jonathan Whitesell, Jessica Williams, DeWanda Wise and Steven Yeun.
THE TWILIGHT ZONE is produced by CBS Television Studios in association with Jordan Peeleâ€™s Monkeypaw Productions and Simon Kinbergâ€™s Genre Films. Jordan Peele and Simon Kinberg serve as executive producers along with Win Rosenfeld, Audrey Chon, Glen Morgan, Carol Serling and Rick Berg.
The original â€œThe Twilight Zoneâ€ premiered on Oct. 2, 1959 on CBS. The series took viewers to another dimension, a dimension not only of sight and sound, but of mind. â€œThe Twilight Zoneâ€ became a worldwide phenomenon as it used socially conscious storytelling to explore the human condition and culture of the times. It was a journey into a wondrous land of imagination for five years on CBS, from 1959 to 1964. The godfather of sci-fi series, the show explored humanityâ€™s hopes, despairs, prides and prejudices in metaphoric ways conventional dramas could not. Every episode of the original series is available to stream now on CBS All Access.
If you’re not yet familiar with this newest version of The Twilight Zone, you can click right here for trailers and more.
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