After Get Out, I’m interested in anything that its hugely talented writer and director Jordan Peele is doing, and one of these is a new version of The Twilight Zone. I love the original 1959-64 series [not so hot on the 1980’s revival though], but I reckon that Peele can pull of something that does its classic predecessor justice. It’s going to be on CBS All Access with Simon Kinberg and Marco Ramirez also serving as executive producers and collaborating on the pilot episode. And today an update on the series has come via the channel’s EVP Original Content Julie McNamara.
“We have a room, we have a first season of concepts, outlines, scripts — various stages of all these things — of that 10 eps a season. We are well on our way, and we are going to start production in the next couple of months. From a production standpoint Greg Yaitanes is overseeing that continuity”.
Before then though, Jordan Peele has something he calls a “psychological social horror thriller” coming out called Us, and it began shooting last week. Lupita Nyong’o, Winston Duke, Elisabeth Moss, and Tim Heidecker star in the film, which is set to be released on March 15, 2019.