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New 'Twilight Zone' series in the works

By James Hibberd, EW.com
updated 2:28 PM EST, Wed December 19, 2012
Bryan Singer is attached to executive producer a new version of the classic series
Bryan Singer is attached to executive producer a new version of the classic series "The Twilight Zone."
STORY HIGHLIGHTS
  • CBS TV Studios is in the early stages of a new "Twilight Zone" series
  • Bryan Singer ("X-Men") is attached as executive producer
  • There is no writer and no attached network at this time

(EW.com) -- This is the most exciting TV development news we've heard in awhile.

CBS TV Studios is in the very early stages of a new version of the classic series "The Twilight Zone."

Bryan Singer ("X-Men") is attached as executive producer. There is no writer and no attached network at this time. So this project could go nowhere. But the development wheels are turning.

Creator-host Rod Serling's original 1959-64 edition of "The Twilight Zone" is considered one of the best shows of all time. Attempts to revive the series have largely struggled — there was a 1985 edition that ran for three seasons (two on CBS, one in syndication), and another in 2002 on UPN that lasted only one season.

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Yet a potential revival now of this ground-breaking anthology show makes sense. Sci-fi and horror series are delivering big ratings (AMC's "The Walking Dead," NBC's "Revolution") and there's several other genre projects coming to the small screen (NBC's "Hannibal" and "Dracula"; CBS' "Under the Dome").

Networks have become less squeamish about edgy content, which has allowed producers to more realistically depict dark subject matter. Plus, FX already took a step toward successfully reviving the anthology format by launching American Horror Story, a drama with close-ended seasons.

There's been a second "Twilight Zone" movie mired in development for several years now too, with Leonardo DiCaprio attached as executive producer. The film is reportedly about a test pilot who returns to Earth after an experimental flight to discover it's 96 years in the future.

See the original article at EW.com.

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