CBS All Acess has renewed Jordan Peele and Simon Kinberg's reboot of The Twilight Zone for another season of standalone tales. Peele also serves as the presenter of each episode, filling the role the was occupied by series creator Rod Sterling during the original run of the series. The revival launched on CBS All Access earlier this month and has gone on to be their number one original offering, surpassing their hugely popular Star Trek Discovery. CBS All Access Executive Vice President of Original Content Julie McNamara, made the announcement (via Deadline) regarding the early renewal.
“Jordan Peele and Simon Kinberg’s reimagining of The Twilight Zone is off to an amazing start on CBS All Access, driving the most viewers on its premiere day for an original series to date. Jordan, Simon, the creative team and cast have done a phenomenal job translating the series’ legacy of socially conscious storytelling for modern-day audiences. They are master storytellers, and we look forward to bringing fans further into The Twilight Zone with a second season.”
The original series created by Rod Sterling's is celebrating its 60th anniversary this year, and what better way to mark the occasion than the revival being renewed for a second batch of episodes. CBS All Access is ramping up its original content with a wealth of new Star Trek-themed spin-offs including the highly anticipated return of Patrick Stewart as Jean-Luc Picard. The as yet untitled series will launch on CBS All Access later this year.
There is still no word yet when UK fans can watch The Twilight Zone, Netflix picked up international rights to Star Trek Discovery, so there's a chance that they'll follow suit. We'll be sure to keep you updated.