The Twilight Zone is based on original stories by Rod Serling, and two of the most frequent and celebrated contributors, Charles Beaumont and Richard Matheson from the CBS television series. It is one of television's most revered and influential science-fiction fantasy shows and ran on American network CBS from 1959 to 1964, winning 3 Emmy Awards during its 156-episode run. Its incisive parables explore humanity's hopes, despairs, prides and prejudices. The programme has had a seminal influence on popular culture; from Stephen King to Lin-Manuel Miranda, Breaking Bad creator Vince Gilligan to Steven Spielberg, The Simpsons to Black Mirror.
With the original series celebrating its 60th Anniversary Year, a new version of The Twilight Zone recently began production and is coming to CBS All Access in 2019 with Jordan Peele serving as host and narrator. The upcoming new series is produced by CBS Television Studios in association with Jordan Peele’s Monkeypaw Productions and Simon Kinberg’s Genre Films. Jordan Peele and Simon Kinberg serve as executive producers along with Win Rosenfeld, Audrey Chon, Carol Serling, Rick Berg and Greg Yaitanes.
Spooky TV tribute could do with an extra dimension
A spookily unexciting riot of kitschy sci-fi camp
Anne Washburn’s excellent adaptation of the seminal show is more funny than scary
This thought-provoking mini-drama packs a truly powerful punch and foreshadows the tensions being expressed in present day America
The production builds a gentle crescendo of weirdness
Once the magic tricks start rolling and the slight silliness of it all is accepted at face value, The Twilight Zone is as enticing as it is captivating
Smart, innovative, hilarious, kooky, witty and suspenseful, The Twilight Zone is an intriguing, fun and entertaining experience
The Twilight Zone doesn't exactly make you jump out of your skin as Ghost Stories does - but it has a more psychological impact that gets under your skin instead
West End transfer of Anne Washburn’s funny, eerie adaptation of the iconic sci-fi series