The CBS All Access episodic anthology series won't make the leap when the ViacomCBS streaming service is rebranded as Paramount+ next month. According to The Hollywood Reporter's Lesley Goldberg, Peele and fellow showrunner Simon Kinberg's "companies were both ready to walk away from the series though CBS All Access/Paramount+ wanted the series to continue." While Season 1 was released weekly when it premiered in April 2019, all of the Season 2 episodes were dropped on the same day for binge-watching last June. "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 Twilight Zone reboot wasn't a consensus critical hit, and both seasons received disappointing audience scores on Rotten Tomatoes due to the long runtimes of episodes and predictable plodding.
TOPICS: The Twilight Zone (2019 series), CBS All Access, Paramount+, Jordan Peele, Simon Kinberg, Cancelations, Renewals & Pickups