‘Zombieland’ TV Series: Amazon Officially Orders Pilot
While we’d known from various castings, announcements and set photos, it seems Amazon’s upcoming ‘Zombieland‘ TV series has finally been given an official pilot order. Amazon studios made the official announcement of the TV series picking up where Ruben Fleischer’s 2009 film left off, adding ‘Zombieland’ to 12 other pilots to be viewed and potentially picked up for production by Amazon’s Prime Instant Video, but what does the official annoucement reveal about ‘Zombieland’?
We knew it was coming, but Amazon has finally started making noise about the upcoming ‘Zombieland’ TV series. Officially ordered to pilot, the series picks up after the events of the 2009 Ruben Fleischer film, and features a cast comprised of Kirk Ward as Tallahassee, Maiara Walsh as Wichita, Tyler Ross as Columbus, and Izabela Vodovic as Little Rock. Original ‘Zombieland’ writers Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick wrote the pilot and will executive produce with the movie’s producer, Gavin Polone.
“’Zombieland’ is a fan favorite and we can’t wait to see where this storyline goes in a serialized format,” said Roy Price, director of Amazon Studios. “We’ve been announcing a lot of exciting exclusive content for Prime Instant Video, like ‘Downton Abbey,’ ‘Under the Dome‘ and ‘Justified,’ and we think adding original shows to that lineup is going to make Prime even more enticing for customers.”
“’Zombieland’ will strive to break the rules—action, adventure, thrills, chills and laughs, and all packed into a half hour format,” said creator Paul Wernick. “This is not your average show but Amazon is not your average network.” Along with the studio’s other 12 pilots, the initial episode will be made available to subscribers at a future date, and feedback will decide which series ultimately moves forward with production.
Well, what say you? Do you think a ‘Zombieland’ TV series will make it through to a full series order? What would you want to see from the continuing adventures of Columbus and Tallahassee?