The Twilight Zone Is Now Gone From Streaming

Jordan Peele's reboot of The Twilight Zone has been removed from Paramount+.

By Melissa Murphy | Updated

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Jordan Peele’s reboot of The Twilight Zone will no longer be available on Paramount+, according to Variety. Just days prior, Showtime pulled multiple titles from their lineup. This is just one of the many things that will be changing as the two platforms complete their merger. 

Paramount is the parent company of both Showtime and CBS. Recently the company announced that it will be merging the two streaming services in an attempt to streamline its offerings. Paramount CEO Bob Bakish, in a statement on Monday, revealed that the new name for the platform will be Paramount+ with Showtime. 

This comes amid the loss of multiple streaming platforms. Warner Bros. Discovery, which owns both HBO and Discovery+ recently announced that they will make a similar merger between their two platforms. What is now HBO Max and Discovery+ will be combined later this spring. 

While many industry experts point to the plethora of streaming services that are still saturating the market. For big players, merging their many platforms is the best move forward. That doesn’t stop avid fans from missing the many shows that are being pulled from these streaming services in preparation for the changes. 

Unfortunately, Jordan Peele’s The Twilight Zone is just the newest show on the chopping block. The series aired for just two seasons between 2019 and 2020 but build up a strong fan base before being canceled. 

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The show followed numerous extraordinary characters through futuristic settings. This science fiction series portrayed alien invasions, telepathy, time travel, death and the afterlife, and conformity. Following an anthology format, there was always something new and exciting happening in each installment. 

The Twilight Zone came with an impressive lineup of actors that included Kumail Nanjiani, Steven Yeun, John Cho, Chris O’Dowd, Adam Scott, Topher Grace, Tracy Morgan, Greg Kinnear, and Seth Rogan. To the dismay of passionate fans, the show was not greenlit for a third season but could always be rewatched on Parmount+ until just recently.

The Twilight Zone is not the only beloved series that had to be cut before the upcoming merger. Other shows that are no longer available include The Real World: Homecoming, Coyote, No Activity, Guilty Party, and The Harper House.

The cuts are not just limited to Paramount+ either. Showtime has also brought many shows to the chopping block. Starting on January 30th numerous titles were removed from the platform. 

American Gigolo, Let the Right On In, American Rust, On Becoming a God in Central Florida, Super Pumped, and Three Women have all been removed from Showtime. In addition, both seasons of Jim Carrey’s Kidding are also no longer available. 

While losing these shows have disappointed loyal fans, President and CEO of Showtime and Paramount Media Networks Chris McCarthy assured us that these cut only represents a small portion of the overall views on the platforms. 

Looking to the future, these cuts should help divert money from underperforming areas so the platform can focus more attention on what really matters. While many will still be sad to see Jordan Peele’s The Twilight Zone leave the platform, these changes will pave the way for more exciting things in the future.