The Twilight Zone Canceled After Two Seasons

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While CBS All Access  Paramount+ was busy rebooting, reviving, and ordering spinoffs on Wednesday during its huge investor day, there was a bit of bad news.

The streamer is not moving forward with future seasons of the Jordan Peele-fronted The Twilight Zone.

“Jordan Peele, [executive producer] Simon Kinberg and the entire production team truly reimagined The Twilight Zone for the modern age,” Julie McNamara, Paramount+ executive vice president and head of programming, said in a statement, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

The Twilight Zone Canceled

“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.”

Peele (Get Out) hosted, narrated and executive-produced the beloved series, which offered a fresh take on the 1960s sci-fi series.

It also featured a string of big guest stars, including Steven Yeun (The Walking Dead), Adam Scott (Parks and Recreation), Christopher Meloni (Law & Order: SVU), Jenna Elfman (Dharma & Greg), Billy Porter (Pose), Jimmi Simpson (Westworld), Joel McHale (Community), and Morena Baccarin (Gotham).

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The Twilight Zone Season 2 bowed on CBS All Access in June 2020, but the long wait between seasons meant that a third was unlikely.

CBS All Access will become Paramount+ on March 4, a home for some of the biggest content and brands in the world.

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Paul Dailly is the Associate Editor for TV Fanatic. Follow him on Twitter.

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