In April, CBS All Access released the Jordan Peele reboot The twilight zone, the latest in a series of remakes of the franchise, and the latest anthology-style show to come from a streaming service. Now, CBS is releasing a new version, this time in black and white, that harks back to the style of the original.
The first couple of episodes of the new series really got close to the original, so much so that reviewer Samantha Nelson noted that they are a bit weaker than they could have been. Some viewers complained about another aspect of the show: Peele’s version was in color, a departure from the originals, which came in black and white. Some fans noticed that they were adjusting their TV settings. So that the new episodes look like the originals.
Now, the black and white version will premiere on CBS All Access on May 30, and CBS released a trailer showing the change, which also offers a good overview of the series itself. Presumably, the original color version of the series will also remain available.
Ahead of the show’s launch earlier this year, executive producer Simon Kinberg told Vulture that “we considered doing the whole series in black and white, because we were so obsessed with the original show,” but in the end we didn’t want to copy his style too much. “Black and white felt like it was one step too far. I was not fulfilling it, but a carbon copy. ”
It seems like they had a change in attitude and decided to go completely black and white. Peele’s reason? “Because… let’s go.”