The Twilight Zone is getting an 'interactive' reboot as a TV-game hybrid

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Apr 18, 2016, 5:37 PM EDT

If you’ve ever wanted to take a choose-your-own-adventure approach when watching The Twilight Zone, this reboot should be right up your alley.

The Wrap reports that CBS has struck a deal with digital video company Interlude for a Twilight Zone reboot that is described as “marrying television with gaming” in an “original interactive project.” The company didn’t say much else about exactly what shape the project will take, though it sounds like they’re aiming for something straight out of a Twilight Zone episode. Which, yeah, kind of seems fitting.

Interlude says the project will allow viewers to “step in and become a part of the story,” mixing together live-action storytelling with the ability to choose a direction and change the narrative. The pilot episode is being written and director by BioShock video game creator Ken Levine, which is definitely interesting.

“The new Twilight Zone will honor the original series’ approach but will add the twist of letting the viewer “change and adapt the story based on what he or she feels,” the companies said in a joint statement. “As with all other Interlude videos, viewers can return repeatedly and have a different viewing experience each time.”

If they can actually manage to pull this off, it could make for a fascinating way to revitalize the classic sci-fi franchise for a new generation. Or, you know, it could crash and burn as a cheesy gimmick. Here’s hoping for the former.

What do you think? Do we need an interactive Twilight Zone series?


(Via The Wrap)