Midway through the first season of Jordan Peele's star-studded reboot of classic sci-fi TV series "The Twilight Zone," CBS All Access has renewed the show for season two.
In announcing the renewal, the streaming service praised Peele's creative vision, and noted that the series has been a runaway hit since its launch earlier this month.
“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 vice president of original content at CBS All Access, in a statement. “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.”
Inspired by the iconic original series, which was hosted and narrated by Rod Serling and ran on CBS from 1959 to 1965, this modern take on the "Twilight Zone" formula features Peele in Serling's role (he also co-created and produces the show). Peele and co. have assembled an all-star cast for their version, including Kumail Nanjiani, Tracy Morgan, Adam Scott, Sanaa Lathan, Steven Yeun, and John Cho. Future episodes are set to feature Seth Rogen, Zazie Beetz, Ike Barinholtz, DeWanda Wise, and Jessica Williams, along with many, many others.
New episodes of "The Twilight Zone" premiere on Thursdays on CBS All Access.