The Twilight Zone: 2019 Reboot By Kennedy Calise

Famous sci-fi television series, The Twilight Zone. It aired from 1959-1965 handmade by Rod Serling. The franchise was one of the first to mix genres in one series. The show included surrealism, psychological horror, fantasy, also especially science fiction. Influencing the film industry even today, helped imaginations flow with ideas.  The show had allegories, symbolizing America’s fears during the postwar era giving off suspense and superstition. Episodes like “The Monsters Due On Maple Street,” “Eye Of the Beholder,” and “The Masks.”

Twilight Zone ended in 1965, it was soon sold off to CBS for audiences to still view. Next, the rebooted show debuted on September 27th, 1985, the series included episodes that revamped stories written by authors Stephen King, Ray Bradbury, and Harlan Ellison’s stories. The show had three seasons then ended in 1989. In 2002, it was rebooted again but only created one season by network UPN. Further on, It rewrote surrealism and gave inspiration to modern shows like “American Horror Story” and “Black Mirror”

Reboots have been an occurring trend in the film industry, re-imagining past entertainment for viewers. CBS network has announced a new Twilight Zone will be coming in 2019. It is planned for ten episodes a season as EVP original content Julia Mcnamara states. “Get Out” director Jordan Peele is cast for the series’ narrator similar to Serling. “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.” says Peele telling Variety on the subject of him getting called for the narration. After casting Peele, Actress Sanaa Lathan is the first cast in the series, she has appeared on Netflix’s “Nappily Ever After” and movie “Now You See Me Too”.

Twilight Zone has influenced American culture. Though not all reboots are successful. Many creations have gotten backlash and bad ratings. Recreating an iconic show and seeing it through the depiction of someone else’s eyes is an incredible sight to see especially walking the door to a key of imagination to The Twilight Zone.

The series is planning to recreate the episode from the original season “Nightmare at 20,000 Feet”; But changing the title to “Nightmare above 30,000 feet.” Adam Scott from Parks and Recreation is casted for the episode. Twilight Zone is still in the works.

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