‘The Twilight Zone’ will be rebooted as an ‘interactive’ TV show

Great news for Twilight Zone fans: an interactive reboot is coming to CBS, and BioShock designer Ken Levine has signed on to write and direct the pilot. 

The Wrap revealed Monday that digital video company Interlude had paired with the television network to update the series with a very special twist. Instead of presenting viewers with regular linear plotlines, the new series will let the audience choose how episodes play out by interacting with the story at home.

Both companies have said that they plan to honor the original show, albeit with the added element of a viewer “change[ing] and adapt[ing] the story based on what he or she feels.” 

One added bonus: “As with all other Interlude videos, viewers can return repeatedly and have a different viewing experience each time.”

We don’t know anything else about the production right now, but if Interlude’s work with Bob Dylan is any indicator, this reboot could be really promising. 


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Christine Friar

Christine Friar

Christine Friar is a writer and editor in New York who focuses on streaming entertainment and internet culture. Her work has appeared in the Awl, the Fader, New York Magazine, Paper Magazine, Vogue, Elle, and more.