Leave it to The Twilight Zone to steal Black Mirror’s thunder. A new iteration of the classic sci-fi anthology is officially confirmed for CBS’ streaming arm, as helmed by Get Out director Jordan Peele and X-Men vet Simon Kinberg.
It looks like Star Trek isn’t the only sci-fi icon finding new life on CBS All Access. Network heads confirm that a Twilight Zone reboot is in development for the streaming branch, as produced by Get Out director and Key & Peele favorite Jordan Peele.
It’s safe to say Star Trek: Discovery will end up different from Bryan Fuller’s vision; especially the initial pitch of an AHS-style anthology visiting different eras. Now, Fuller’s replacement Aaron Harberts details how the anthology might have gone, and whether CBS might try again.
A million voices cried out and terror, and were suddenly silenced when Bryan Fuller left Star Trek: Discovery behind. The split was said to be amicable and borne of scheduling, but new reports from the upcoming CBS drama suggest Fuller was “pushed out” after all, with scripts coming in months behind schedule.
Star Trek canon has practically folded in on itself, with rebooted movies following a new timeline, and Discovery returning ten years before the old one. And despite some aesthetic choices, Discovery will largely ignore any sense of the J.J. Abrams films, as well as the franchise’s many books.
Fifty years of Star Trek means endless tweaks to Gene Roddenberry’s idyllic vision of the future, and Star Trek: Discovery will add a major one. Despite a prior franchise mandate, the new CBS iteration will apparently allow Starfleet crew to actually conflict with one another; not just alien warships.
Drunk Uncle has officially sobered up, at least for the time being. CBS’ official pickup of SNL star Bobby Moynihan’s new generational sitcom Me, Myself & I will indeed cement his exit from the NBC sketch comedy series after Season 42’s finale this week.