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Published: Sat, December 09, 2017
Culture | By Antonia Gonzales

Jordan Peele wrote and directed the year's most-surprising, best-reviewed movie

Jordan Peele wrote and directed the year's most-surprising, best-reviewed movie

CBS is remaking The Twilight Zone for its CBS All Access streaming platform.

Producer Marco Ramirez, whose notable projects include The Defenders and Daredevil, will work with Peele on the premiere episode, according to CBS.

The original Twilight Zone, created by Rod Serling, ran from 1959 to 1964 and its reruns are still a cable TV mainstay. Peele, Kinberg and Ramirez will collaborate on the first episode, CBS confirmed today in a press release.

One of the smartest and funniest people in show business - best known as half of the comedy team Key & Peele - biracial actor Jordan Peele says he had "never seen a protagonist that looked and felt and thought like me in movies".

An episode count has not been announced for the first season, but CBS says it will air exclusively on its streaming service that now features "Star Trek: Discovery", Will Ferrell's "No Activity" and "The Good Wife" spinoff "The Good Fight". CBS Television Studios will produce the series in association with Peele's Monkeypaw Productions and Kinberg's Genre Films.

The Twilight Zone will be available exclusively on CBS All-Access at an as-yet-undetermined date. The series was previously revived for three seasons in the '80s and briefly in 2002; Steven Spielberg also produced "Twilight Zone: The Movie", starring John Lithgow, in 1983.

The Twilight Zone revival arrives as individual episodic anthologies have become increasingly popular following shows like Netflix's Black Mirror, HBO's Room 104 and TBS' The Guest Book.

It's been a huge year for Peele, whose critically-acclaimed horror film Get Out was a smash hit - taking in $175 million domestically and another $78 million overseas, against a $4.5 million budget - with building buzz as award season approaches.

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