According to The Hollywood Reporter, CBS All Access has officially decided not to give Jordan Peele’s The Twilight Zone reboot series a third season renewal, and it will not be moving forward at Paramount+. The outlet’s sources noted the cancellation comes after Peele’s Monkeypaw Productions and Simon Kinberg’s Genre Films were reportedly both ready to move on from the project, despite the streamer’s willingness to continue the anthology series.
“Jordan Peele, Simon Kinberg and the entire production team truly reimagined The Twilight Zone for the modern age,” Paramount+ head of programming, Julie McNamara said in a statement. “They upheld the classic series’ legacy of socially conscious storytelling and pushed today’s viewers to explore all new dimensions of thought-provoking and topical themes that we hope will resonate with audiences for years to come.”
The new Twilight Zone series was produced by CBS Television Studios in association with Peele’s Monkeypaw Productions and Simon Kinberg’s Genre Films. Jordan Peele, Kinberg, and Marco Ramirez served as executive producers for the series and collaborated on the premiere episode. Win Rosenfeld and Audrey Chon also served as executive producers.
Seasons 1-2 were both hosted by Peele. The first season featured Seth Rogen (Invincible), Kumail Nanjiani (The Big Sick), John Cho (Searching), Jacob Tremblay (The Predator), Steven Yeun (The Walking Dead), Zazie Beetz (Deadpool 2, Joker), Betty Gabriel (Get Out) and more. While the second season, which aired last year, starred Jurnee Smollett-Bell, Topher Grace, Joe McHale, Colman Domingo, Morena Baccarin, Gillian Jacobs and more.
The original The Twilight Zone took viewers to another dimension, a dimension not only of sight and sound but of mind. Created by Rod Serling, it was a journey into a wondrous land of imagination for five years on CBS, from 1959-1964. The godfather of sci-fi series, the show explored humanity’s hopes, despairs, prides and prejudices in metaphoric ways conventional drama could not.