Bryan Singer tapped to revive 'Twilight Zone' for CBS
Because all TV and movies are traded on nostalgia these days, CBS TV Studios is going to try to reboot The Twilight Zone once again, this time under the leadership of X-Men director Bryan Singer. This is in addition to the movie remake they're trying to do at Warner Bros. with director Matt Reeves.
Deadline.com says the studio has agreed to let Singer develop, produce and maybe direct the new series, which still doesn't have a writer. In all likelihood the series will end up on CBS, or perhaps the CW, the site says.
The Rod Serling original was on CBS from 1959-64, then was revived from 1985-89. UPN tried to show a Forest Whitaker-hosted version in 2002, but that only lasted one year. Given how quickly TV shows are canceled these days, we'll be surprised if this version lasts five episodes. And whatever you do, CBS, don't let Howie Mandel host.
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