Though director Ruben Fleischer has claimed in various press interviews that a sequel to his debut film Zombieland is unlikely, fans of the hit 2009 horror-comedy may have something as exciting to look forward to: a TV show.
Originally constructed as a television pilot during the mid-2000s boom in zombie-related properties, Zombieland writers Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick eventually rewrote their TV script as a feature film. The resulting project, which starred Jesse Eisenberg, Woody Harrelson, Emma Stone and Abigail Breslin, ended up earning over $75 million in its domestic theatrical run.
Back in 2011, there were reports of a television show being developed, but those plans seemed to fall away.
Recently, however, the project—much like the zombies themselves—appears to have taken on a new life. Website io9 has uncovered a casting call for a new Zombieland series as well as some script pages.
According to the leaked documents, the four main characters from the film will serve as series leads. The casting list also describes two characters named Fred and Ainsley, office workers who complain about “first world problems” (trouble with their iPhones and problems with Starbucks orders) while a zombie apocalypse rages outside.