The influential classic sci-fi anthology series “The Twilight Zone” is back in a very new way. CBS and digital video company Interlude announced today that it would reboot Rod Serling’s series into a project that would marry television with gaming. Though CBS and Interlude haven’t announced all the details yet, the shape of the revival will be a choose-your-own-adventure style project that will let viewers be a part of the story. Ken Levine, creator of popular video game “Bioshock,” is set to writer and direct the pilot episode.
Interlude is best known for making sophistical interactive video that combine live-action storytelling with a hands-on viewer experience. The company first came to prominence a couple years ago with their video revival of Bob Dylan’s “Like a Rolling Stone” that allowed viewers to surf among 16 different channels all featuring actors and reality-TV stars lip-synching along with the classic song.
The original “Twilight Zone” ran from 1959 to 1964 on CBS, and produced a host of classic episodes that still exist in the cultural memory to this day. The first revival ran from 1985 to 1989 on CBS, while the second less successful revival ran in 2002 on UPN for only one season. The new reboot will be the third revival of the series to date.