It’s been revealed that CBS will be releasing all black-and-white versions of Jordan Peel’s The Twilight Zone reboot on CBS All Access.
In April, Jordan Peele’s reboot of the classic series The Twilight Zone premiered. The anthology-style show proved an instant hit, “driving the most viewers on its premiere day for an original series to date,” on CBS All Access, attracting both fans of the original series (and its earlier reboots) and new viewers alike.
Now, CBS is driving home the reboot’s roots: the original Twilight Zone series, which ran from 1959 to 1964, was shot entirely in black and white. In that tradition, CBS will be adding black-and-white versions of the new Twilight Zone episodes alongside the regular color episodes to its CBS All Access library.
There had actually been talk of doing the reboot in black-and-white from the start, but executive producer Simon Kinberg had said that it made the reboot too similar to the original series. You can watch the trailer for the black-and-white version of the show below:
— Jordan Peele (@JordanPeele) May 11, 2019
As Jordan Peele’s tweet says, the black-and-white versions of the episodes will go up on CBS All Access starting May 30. The show is currently in the midst of its first season, with new episodes premiering every Thursday, and a second season on the docket.