Not only is Warner Bros. working on a Twilight Zone feature film, but we’ve just learned that a stage play adaptation of the iconic anthology series is soon headed to London!
THR reports today that Olivier-winning director Richard Jones is helming the play based on the sci-fi series and adapted by Anne Washburn, which is set to debut later this year. The production will make its world premiere at the Almeida Theatre in London, with previews beginning on December 5.
“The Twilight Zone was an ingenious mixture of morality tales, fables and fantasy that are as relevant today as when they first aired,” said CBS’s Veronica Hart. “The play allows these powerful stories to be experienced in an entirely new way in order to reach a whole new audience.”
“The Twilight Zone,” created and hosted by Rod Serling, ran as a series on CBS from 1959 to 1964. The show melded fantasy, science-fiction, and horror elements with Serling serving as the exec producer and writing or co-writing 92 of the show’s 156 episodes along with delivering monologues at the beginning and end of each episode.
The limited engagement is set to run through January 27.