J.J. Abrams Set To Turn Rod Serling’s Final Screenplay Into A Miniseries Event

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Cue The Twilight Zone theme music: The Hollywood Reporter reports that the modern king of all things mysterious J.J. Abrams and his production company Bad Robot have acquired the rights to The Twilight Zone mastermind Rod Serling’s unproduced final screenplay, The Stops Along the Way.

While the project’s details are being closely guarded, the script is being shopped as a miniseries event, continuing the miniseries boom that began with History’s Hatfield & MacCoys in 2012. If it lands a pick-up for the 2013-2014, The Stops Along the Way would bring Bad Robot’s total number of series on air to five next season including Person of Interest, Revolution, Believe and Almost Human. There’s no word yet on how involved Abrams will be with the production if the project finds a home.

Over the course of his career, the prolific Serling won six Emmy awards and wrote many screenplays including the script for the 1968 classic The Planet of the Apes. Meanwhile, Abrams is a longtime Twilight Zone fan, who used his first television series, Felicity, to do a Twilight Zone homage episode entitled “Help for the Lovelorn” in 2000.

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