The streamer has renewed Peele and Simon Kinberg’s Twilight Zone revival for a second season. The pickup comes five episodes into the anthology’s run; new installments are released each Thursday.
“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,” said Julie McNamara, executive vp original content for the streaming service. “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.”
Just how many viewers the premiere day of The Twilight Zone delivered isn’t known; like other streaming services, CBS All Access doesn’t release average viewership numbers for its series. The streamer also hasn’t set a premiere date or episode count for season two.
In addition to executive producing, Peele also appears onscreen as each episode’s narrator, a la Twilight Zone creator Rod Serling in the original series. Kinberg, Win Rosenfeld, Audrey Chon, Glen Morgan, Carol Serling and Rick Berg also executive produce.
The revival boasts an impressive roster of actors, with Adam Scott, Sanaa Lathan, Steven Yeun, Kumail Nanjiani, Greg Kinnear, Allison Tolman, John Cho and Tracy Morgan having already made appearances. Coming episodes feature Ginnifer Goodwin, Zazie Beetz, Taissa Farmiga, Chris O’Dowd, Seth Rogen, Rhea Seehorn, Jessica Williams and DeWanda Wise, among others.
The Twilight Zone is part of a CBS All Access roster of originals that includes The Good Fight (recently renewed for a fourth season), Star Trek: Discovery and spinoff Short Treks, Strange Angel, Tell Me a Story and No Activity. The service also has animated series Star Trek: Lower Decks, a Trek series starring Patrick Stewart, true-crime drama Interrogation, dark comedy Why Women Kill and an adaptation of Stephen King’s The Stand on tap.
Source: The Hollywood Reporter