“How does it feel to have lived long enough to see all of your favorite franchises go down in flames?”
I wrote this line back in September in response to the number of Hollywood reboots of old franchises that decided instead of following the formula that made people fans of the original series in the first place, that they would use those franchises to push a progressive left-wing agenda in their stories and we have now confirmed that the 2019 reboot of The Twilight Zone executive produced by Jordan Peele will be no different.
If watching the trailer for the upcoming series which showed a literal child in the white house as one of their stories wasn’t a dead giveaway of that this reboot was going to touch on issues important to progressives and nobody else, a recent interview with The Hollywood Reporter confirmed that. Executive producers Simon Kinberg and Jordan Peele confirmed that the reason the reboot of the popular series was greenlit was directly related to the election of Donald Trump in 2016. Peele said:
“I sat down with Simon a couple years ago, and we did the whole, ‘OK, well, this is too big a show to reboot, but if we were going to do it, how would we do it?’ And one of the things that we kept coming back to was that the timing felt right. Because one of the sentences you hear often, like once a week for the past couple of years, is it feels like we’re living in the fucking Twilight Zone,” Peele said.
Kinberg agreed. “I think the world, all of a sudden, was in desperate need of The Twilight Zone. If I told you three or four years ago that a reality star would be the president with access to the nuclear codes, you would’ve been like, ‘That is a crazy episode of The Twilight Zone.'”
Other stars of the series including loudmouth progressive Ike Barinholtz and Steven Yeun confirmed they stories will be addressing ‘important issues’ that affect our country today.
Ike Barinholtz noted that his entry into the series focuses on something that he sees as a very real threat. “It definitely dealt with the overall theme of toxic masculinity, which I will say we’re definitely being strangled with.”
Yeun added that the fact the show was trying to “do something” was part of what drew him to it. “It was really one of those things where it was like, cool, people are really trying to say something, really trying to do something. Not just caught up in this fog, this plethora of riches that we have in this world to consume. Instead, we’re taking the time to make something that says something.”
As I wrote in an editorial entitled Are ‘Woke’ Reboots Hollywood’s Attempt To Rewrite History? Hollywood is hellbent on changing everything you like whether YOU like it or not. The latest woke reboot is set to premiere April 1, 2019 on the streaming service, CBS All Access.