Amazon’s ‘Zombieland’ TV Series: When Will It Premiere?
Despite a number of casting reports and photos making their way to the internet already, Amazon Studios caught us off guard yesterday making an official announcement of their ‘Zombieland‘ pilot, one of thirteen to be streamed and vetted for full production in the near future. We’re eager to get a first real look at Tallahassee, Wichita, Columbus and Little Rock back in action, but when will the pilot / series premiere? Hear what the ‘Zombieland’ writers have to say about the TV series inside!
Fans of Ruben Fleischer’s 2009 horror-comedy ‘Zombieland’ have been chomping at the bit for a follow-up, their wishes finally granted by the recent announcement of the forthcoming Amazon pilot. The series picks up 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. Original ‘Zombieland’ writers Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick wrote the pilot and will executive produce with the movie’s producer, Gavin Polone.
So while the ‘Zombieland’ pilot has been confirmed, when will fans be able to see it? ScreenInvasion recently spoke to Reese and Wernick about their work on ‘G.I. Joe: Retaliation,’ gaining a clearer picture of how Amazon’s pilot process will work going forward:
Amazon got in to the content business this year and Zombieland was the show that fit their brand and we went off and shot a pilot in Atlanta about 3 weeks ago. We’re off cutting it now and it’ll air in mid-April on Amazon. Based on audience clicks and response and all these other things they’re going to hopefully pick it up to series and we’ll be launching in November ideally, you know all things going well.
April outlines a more specific window with which to see the pilot, and while its airing is no guarantee Amazon will order it to series, at least we know that ‘Zombieland’ could finally resume in November. We’ll see if the new cast maintains the same charisma as the original film’s A-list cast of Emma Stone, Woody Harrelson, Jesse Eisenberg and Abigail Breslin, but a script from the original film’s writers will no doubt go a long way.
What say you? Are you excited to check out the ‘Zombieland’ TV series pilot in the coming months? What new shows are you most interested to see?