“I was terrified,” Peele told Variety Magazine. “Why would I ever jump into the most established, pristine shoes in all of the genre? I could rip Twilight Zone off and call it something different and not be compared to Rod Serling. So I stepped away from it. And then several months later I got another call.” That call was from co-executive producer Simon Kinberg (Logan). They spoke again and realized their enthusiasm for the project could make it work. “If we approach it without ego and sort of bow to Serling, that will hopefully suffice for our fellow Twilight Zone fans, but also bring back a show that I think is needed right now,” he continued. “Because it’s a show that has always helped us look at ourselves, hold a mirror up to society.”
It’s the news we have all been waiting for. After getting the green light last year not much was known or heard about The Twilight Zone reboot, produced and hosted by no other than Jordan Peele (Key & Peele, Get Out). Finally, after a long hiatus we got to see the first teaser trailer of what already looks like an outstanding production:
Of course, The originalTwilight Zone is one of television’s most famous series, running for five seasons between 1959 and 1964. A bold and visionary show that opened the door for many others to come, such as Black Mirror that is heavily inspired by The Twilight Zone’s format.
Jordan Peele who just won an Oscar early this year for Best Original Screenplay in Get Out (that he also directed), showed his capabilities to dwell in the thin line between horror, comedy, and Sci-Fi. However, he acknowledges the hardship of taking up this very ambitious reboot project.
We couldn’t have said it better ourselves.