J.J. Abrams will produce Rod Serling's final script as an event limited series

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J.J. Abrams has acquired the rights to Rod Serling's final screenplay and plans to produce "The Stops Along the Way" as a limited series. The Bad Robot Productions project comes a full 38 years after the death of the "Twilight Zone" writer.

As first reported by Deadline, Abrams will develop "The Stops Along the Way" with Warner Bros. Television before shopping the project to networks.

Virtually nothing is known about "The Stops Along the Way." Serling mentioned it in passing during the final interview before his sudden death at the age of 50, calling it only "a lovely script." Serling's widow, Carol, is one of the few people to have read the script and describes it (according to Variety) as having "a little bit of fantasy, a little bit of imagination" that "takes place over a long period of time." Carol Serling also mentioned that this final script was one of her husband's favorite pieces of writing.

In addition to "The Twilight Zone," Serling's resume includes the series, "Night Gallery," and films like "Planet of the Apes" and "Requiem for a Heavyweight." He died in 1975.

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