Jordan Peele Is Rebooting The 'Twilight Zone'
Jordan Peele continues to stay busy.
The Get Out creator will be in charge of rebooting the iconic television series the Twilight Zone for CBS All Access, according to a report from The Hollywood Reporter. Although it is unclear if the reboot will be a straight-to-series order or just development, sources say the show will be led by Peele while Marco Ramirez (Marvel’s The Defenders and Daredevil, as well as Sons of Anarchy) will serve as showrunner and pen the script.
Aside from this, Peele is also working on a feature film with Spike Lee. The pair will be adapting the book Black Klansman into a movie, with Peele serving as producer while Lee will serve as director and producer of the dramatic crime thriller.
A synopsis of Black Klansman is as follows:
Klansman tells the story of Ron Stallworth, a detective in Colorado Springs, Colorado, who in 1978 answered an ad in the local newspaper seeking new Klan members. He not only gained membership, but rose through the ranks to become the head of the local chapter. Stallworth, who is black, was able to gather all sorts of intelligence by pretending to be a white supremacist on the phone or via other forms of correspondence but sent a white fellow officer in his place for any in-person meetings. During his undercover work, Stallworth managed to sabotage several cross-burnings and other activities of the notorious hate group.
Recently, it was announced that Corey Hawkins had been selected to portray Stokely Carmichael in the forthcoming film. The cast already includes John David Washington as the movie’s lead, Ron Stallworth; Laura Harrier; Adam Driver; and Topher Grace, who will portray a white supremacist.