The Twilight Zone headed for UK stage
Iconic Rod Serling sci-fi series is getting a London stage adaptation.
The Twilight Zone is the latest US TV show destined for the theatre, with a new play based to premiere in London at the end of the year.
Whilst specific episodic scripts have not been reported, Olivier-winning director Richard Jones will helm the play, adapted by Anne Washburn.
The Twilight Zone created by Rod Serling ran from 1959 to 1964, winning three Emmys, and remains one of television’s most iconic sci-fi titles. An ’80s revival aired for three seasons, before a reboot in 2002, hosted by Forest Whitaker, ran for one season.
“The Twilight Zone was an ingenious mixture of morality tales, fables and fantasy that are as relevant today as when they first aired,” said Veronica Hart from CBS Consumer Products. “The play allows these powerful stories to be experienced in an entirely new way in order to reach a whole new audience.”
TV to stage adaptations have previously included The Brady Bunch, The Addams Family, Gilligan’s Island, Happy Days, Fawlty Towers and Prisoner amongst others.
The production will preview at the Almeida Theatre from December 5th.
Source: Hollywood Reporter