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A New Version Of ‘Twilight Zone’ Will Launch On CBS By Jordan Peele

CBS will launch a new version of “The Twilight Zone,” on its “All Access” streaming video service.

CBS TV chief Leslie Moonves did not offer many details about the program. 

Also on its “All Access” service, CBS currently offers its latest “Star Trek” series. CBS last month said it would renew the series, “Star Trek: Discovery,” for a second season.

The original “Twilight Zone” aired for five seasons on CBS from 1959 to 1964. Rod Serling wrote or co-wrote most of the 156 episodes in the series.  

The episodes told original tales rooted in science fiction and horror and featured well-known and rising actors — among them Buster Keaton, Burgess Meredith, Dennis Hopper, Elizabeth Montgomery, Leonard Nimoy, Robert Redford, and William Shatne.

The series has been revived twice before. The first reboot premiered in 1986 on CBS and ran for 110 episodes. The second, featuring Forest Whitaker in Serling’s on-air role, premiered in 2002 on UPN and lasted 43 episodes. A 1983 feature-film version, “The Twilight Zone: The Movie,” included vignettes directed by John Landis, Steven Spielberg, Joe Dante and George Miller.

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