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Interactive Twilight Zone Reboot in the Works from BioShock Creator

Old 04-18-16, 07:50 PM
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Interactive Twilight Zone Reboot in the Works from BioShock Creator

As the opening narration of The Twilight Zone often noted, “You unlock this door with the key of imagination.” BioShock creator Ken Levine knows a lot about unlocking doors to other worlds, and he’ll be one of the key figures behind the upcoming revival of The Twilight Zone!

The Wrap is reporting that CBS and Interlude are bringing The Twilight Zone back as an interactive experience. Essentially, the new Twilight Zone will give viewers a “choose your own adventure” approach to the story by allowing them to make choices that affect the narrative. According to CBS, the new incarnation “will honor the original series” while also allowing fans to revisit the story to explore multiple outcomes. This Twilight Zone sounds more like a game than a TV series, which makes sense given Levine’s background in game development.

Although CBS didn’t say where the new Twilight Zone would run, it seems like a natural fit for CBS All Access, the streaming service that already has a new Star Trek series lined up to debut next year. Adding The Twilight Zone to that package could make CBS All Access more enticing for genre fans.

The Twilight Zone was created and hosted by Rod Serling in 1959, and it became widely acclaimed as one of the greatest television series of all time. The Twilight Zone has previously been revived twice as a TV series, and once as a feature film.

http://nerdist.com/bioshocks-ken-lev...-zone-revival/
Old 04-19-16, 12:47 AM
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Re: Interactive Twilight Zone Reboot in the Works from BioShock Creator

This sounds interesting and I agree with the author it seems suited for the streaming service.
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Re: Interactive Twilight Zone Reboot in the Works from BioShock Creator

It's tough enough for producers to come up with one great story-line. The challenge is finding interesting, common scenarios that naturally produce multiple outcomes.

I wish them luck but this sounds like an idea pitched by Millennials for Millenials.
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Re: Interactive Twilight Zone Reboot in the Works from BioShock Creator

I love Twilight Zone.
I love Bioshock.
I love Ken Levine.

However I'm with PhantomStranger. I want the writers to give me one great twist on a given plot. I don't want people having to choose between two mediocre ones.
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Re: Interactive Twilight Zone Reboot in the Works from BioShock Creator

Sounds like a "Choose Your Own Adventure" book. It might work- I know they tried a few movies like this when DVDs first came out and they didn't really set the world on fire.

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