When I first saw this headline cavort across my browser I confused Bryan Singer with Bryan Fuller for a second (easy mistake to make) and thought the latter was the one doing a The Twilight Zone reboot. Alas, the Bryan in questions is not the one behind Pushing Daisies, Dead Like Me, and the upcoming Hannibal, but rather the one behind X-Men, X2, and House M.D..
Sigh. But it’s probably a good thing that it’s not Fuller, as it’s well-known that his involvement increases a show’s chances for premature cancellation tenfold.
Bryan Singer will be developing, executive producing, and possibly directing the Twilight Zone reboot for CBS TV Studios, which according to Deadline is still in the very early stages.
The project has not been pitched to networks yet, but CBS is an obvious destination since CBS TV Studios only supplies CBS and the CW on the broadcast side and CBS carried the original series…
Let us all take a moment to imagine what a version of The Twilight Zone on the CW would look like.
Oooooh, creepy. Tweedle-deedle-tweedle-deedle…
This TV series is actually the second Twilight Zone reboot currently in the works; the first is the movie version that Leonardo DiCaprio‘s Appian Way production company has been working on for like five years. TV is a more fitting medium for The Twilight Show‘s original anthology format, and I’m sure the success of anthology American Horror Story had something to do with Singer’s take on the sci-fi classic being greenlit.
Who’s with me on wanting a cameo from original Twilight Zone guest star William Shatner? Leonard Nimoy? Carol Burnett? Make it happen, CBS.
(via: Bleeding Cool)