While Warner Brothers continue to develop their own movie of The Twilight Zone TV series, director Bryan Singer and CBS are getting behind a more traditional approach to the series.
While it was said that Matt Reeves (Cloverfield, Let Me In) would be directing the movie version, things have gone very quiet there, and so the news that a TV series is being put in motion is very exciting. The fact that Bryan Singer plans to develop, executive produce and possibly direct some episodes is very welcome news indeed.
The original “Twilight Zone” series ran on CBS from 1959-1964. CBS also aired a remake, which ran from 1985-1989. CBS is the obvious choice of destination for the new series, but the project has not been pitched to networks yet. CBS own the rights, and CBS TV Studios only supply CBS and the CW on the broadcast side.
The project is in the early stages, but the hunt is now on for a writer to pen the reboot of Rod Serling’s classic.
More as it develops.