New ‘Twilight Zone’ TV Series in the Works

by | December 19, 2012 at 3:58 PM | TV News

'The Twilight Zone' (Photo: CBS)

Modern TV is about to enter another dimension.

A new version of the classic series “The Twilight Zone” is in the works.

The project is in the very early stages of development at CBS TV Studios and has Bryan Singer (“X Men”) attached as executive producer.

Rod Serling’s groundbreaking sci-fi/horror show has been revived several times in the past with little success, namely the 1985 remake that aired for three seasons on CBS and in syndication, and the 2002 version hosted by Forest Whitaker that lasted only one season on UPN. There have also been at least two film versions of “The Twilight Zone” (in 1983 and the 1994 TV movie), while a new “Twilight Zone” movie has been hanging out in development limbo.

The original anthology series ran from 1959-1964 on CBS. It also helped kick start the careers of some of the famous faces among its notable guest stars, including Robert Redford, Burt Reynolds, Burgess Meredith, Robert Duvall, Dennis Hopper, Mickey Rooney and William Shatner.