Jordan Peele's The Twilight Zone has been canceled after two seasons. According to The Hollywood Reporter's Lesley Goldberg, sources have said Paramount+ wanted to renew series for a third season, but Peele and executive producer Simon Kinberg and their production companies, Monkeypaw Productions and Genre Films, didn't want to continue the series.
As reported by TVLine, Monkeypaw and Genre also released their statement about how they "greatly enjoyed" working on The Twilight Zone "particularly when the real world around us often felt more and more like another dimension."
"We cherished the opportunity to collaborate with so many talented writers, actors and crewmembers," the statement continued. "After 20 unique episodes, we have told the stories that we wanted to tell, and CBS All Access was gracious in their understanding of our decision. It was an honor and a privilege to bring audiences a modern re-imagining of Rod Serling's iconic creation."
Paramount+'s executive vice president and head of programming Julie McNamara gave a statement to TVLine regarding the cancellation, saying Peele and Kinberg "and the entire production team truly reimagined The Twilight Zone for the modern age."
"They upheld the classic series' legacy of socially conscious storytelling and pushed today's viewers to explore all new dimensions of thought-provoking and topical themes that we hope will resonate with audiences for years to come," McNamara continued.