On this episode of Nerd & Tie we tackle Marvel’s New Warriors‘s search for a new network, give a spoiler free review of Thor: Ragnarok, contemplate Zachary Levi’s casting in Shazam!, and consider CBS All Access rebooting The Twilight Zone. We also talk about how Libya’s second annual Comic Con was shut down by an armed militia.
So yeah, things had to get a bit serious at the end.
CBS All Access is apparently working on a reboot of classic science fiction anthology series The Twilight Zone. CBS Corp. CEO Leslie Moonves said the company’s earnings call that the project was in the works, though it’s unknown whether it’s just in development or already ordered for series.
According to THR the show’s being put together by Jordan Peele’s Monkeypaw Productions, with Marco Ramirez showrunning and writing. None of that has been confirmed by the network though.
Honestly? It’s pretty exciting — and frankly it might finally be a second show to keep people subscribing to CBS All Access beyond Star Trek: Discovery. I mean, that’s the only reason most of us are subscribed to the service right now.
Jordan Peele’s Monkeypaw Productions, Underground creator Misha Green, Bad Robot and Warner Bros TV are making an anthology series for HBO called Lovecraft Country. Based off of the Matt Ruff novel of the same name, The Wrap summarizes the series pretty succinctly:
When his father goes missing, 25-year-old Atticus Black joins up with his friend Letitia and his Uncle George to embark on a road trip across 1950s Jim Crow America to find him. And so begins their fight to survive and overcome both the racist terrors of white America and the malevolent spirits that could be ripped from a Lovecraft paperback.
So yeah, it’s going to be a combination of mid-20th century racism and Lovecraftian horror — and it sounds amazing. Green is writing the pilot and showrunning the series, and will executive produce alongside Peele, and Bad Robot’s J.J. Abrams and Ben Stephenson.