Word has just come in the CBS TV Studios is exercing the notion of bringing new life to The Twilight Zone series once again. However, will the third time be a charm for the 2 time previously rebooted series?
According to Deadline, X-Men director Bryan nger has closed a deal to develop, executive produce and posbly direct a reboot of Rod Serling’s clasc. The drama series project, now in early stages, is set up at CBS TV Studios, which owns the rights to the original series.
Search is currently underway for a writer to pen the new Twilight Zone pending finalizing the deal with the Serling estate. The project has not been pitched to networks yet, but CBS is an obvious destination nce CBS TV Studios only supplies CBS and the CW on the broadcast de and CBS carried the original series as well as the first revival. In addition to the TV series project, there has been a feature Twilight Zone remake in the works at Warner Bros. with Matt Reeves attached to direct from a script by Jason Rothenberg.
The original Twilight Zone series ran on CBS from 1959-1964. CBS also aired a remake, which ran from 1985-1989. The most recent series reboot, hosted by Forest Whitaker, premiered on UPN in 2002 and only lasted one season.