'Twilight Zone' and 'Night Gallery' Creator Rod Serling Gets a Biopic

July 1, 2011
Source: Deadline

Rod Serling and The Twilight Zone

For years he welcomed us into the" dimension of imagination" which we called "The Twilight Zone," but now audiences will look into a different dimension in the form of a biopic about the supernatural series creator and narrator Rod Serling. Deadline reports filmmaker Andrew Meieran and his Bureau of Moving Pictures production banner has picked up the rights to make a movie about the TV icon responsible for some of the finest sci-fi and fantasy programming television has ever seen. Wall Street writer Stanley Weiser is behind the script chronicling Serling's life before and throughout his successful TV run.

Before television, Serling served in the Army during World War II and saw plenty of action battling the Japanese before he found himself in radio. From there he leapt to television as a writer and captivated audiences with "The Twilight Zone," a series that changed the scape of stories told on TV with strange, peculiar and substantial science fiction and fantasy tales. Later he would bring audiences "Night Gallery," another classic anthology series that didn't quite reach "Twilight Zone" levels of success, but still left a mark on TV. Meieran says, "Rod Serling was one of the true visionaries in television history. He single-handedly broke the mold and established television as a powerful artistic medium capable of changing the world when used wisely." I'm usually a sucker for biopics that chronicle big names in entertainment, so count me in. But who will play the prolific icon?

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Jon Hamm for Rod Serling

4k4k on Jul 1, 2011


He's good, but I vote Nester Carbonell from Lost

wanke89 on Jul 2, 2011



whatafy on Jul 2, 2011

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