- Published on Thursday, December 20 2012
- Written by Katie Marzullo
Calm down, Twihards, I said “Twilight ZONE”, as in the classic fantasy/horror/mystery TV series from the 1960s.
Submitted for your approval, Bryan Singer, the man behind superhero epics such as Superman Returns and a smattering of X-Men flicks, has been tapped by CBS TV Studios to revive the anthology series as executive producer. This would be the third attempt at successfully bringing the show back as a regular series, having made successive appearances in the mid-‘80s and (very briefly) 2002 (including a moderately successful 1983 movie). With a track record like that, it’s little wonder that no writers or even a network have been attached yet – besides, who would even want to try to match the genius and finesse of original creator Rod Serling?
Well, there are a couple things going for it here. Shows of this genre are super-hot properties right now (see: “American Horror Story”, “666 Park Avenue”, “The Walking Dead”, not to mention the upcoming “Hannibal” and “Bates Motel”), so if some really gifted writers came aboard this one, it would probably do very well. Also, Singer himself has of late dabbled in the macabre a little bit with his (admittedly still in limbo) “Munsters” reboot, “Mockingbird Lane” – anyone who saw the pilot/special which aired over Thanksgiving I think would agree that he managed to pull that one off quite well.
We shall have to see what more develops. Stay tuned!
How do YOU feel about a new “Twilight Zone” series?
- Katie Marzullo, YH Staff Editor
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