More ‘Zombieland’ TV Series Details Emerge: Will It Be Unrated?
The details are flying fast and loose from Amazon Studios' forthcoming 'Zombieland' TV series, now that the streaming service has officially added the spin-off series to its pilot production slate. We've already seen the first photo of the cast assembled and gotten a bit of an insight into when we'll see the pilot, but will Amazon's 'Zombieland' TV series still be the gory spectacle we loved in theaters? Get the scoop from creators Paul Wernick and Rhett Reese inside!
Amazon's 'Zombieland' TV series might not feature the A-list cast of its movie predecessor, but writers Paul Wernick and Rhett Reese have assured fans that the series will be just as gory, foul-mouthed and R-rated as we remember. The pair recently spoke to ComingSoon of the already-shot pilot, which Amazon will likely make available in April before using fan input to decide whether or not to pick up the series for a 12-episode order debuting in November.
"We're very fired up," Reese said of the project. "We have a new cast playing the same characters and they're wonderful. They really invoke the spirit of the characters without stepping on the original cast too much. They're very different, but equally talented...We're just thrilled to give it new life."
The series picks up after two weeks after the events of the 2009 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. As part of the ongoing story, the foursome decide to head East on a road trip, but beyond that "everything else is the same. The world. The rules. The way we approach it. The way it's shot. All those things."
Fans needn't worry that a brand like Amazon or the series' half-hour format will cut down on the R-rated quality, as Wernick claims "We can do all [the blood, violence, scares and swears] on Amazon and not only do it, but they encourage it. We can make the show we want to make without the restrictions of being on a Fox or an NBC."
The 'Zombieland' TV series is sounding better and better to us without changing much beside the cast, but what say you? Are you interested to see what Amazon does with a 'Zombieland' TV series? What would you like to see from the continued adventures of Tallahassee, Wichita, Columbus and Little Rock?