Zombieland Show Coming to Amazon Prime Instant Video
Amazon Studios is pressing forward with its first release from a major studio, a project that’s dead on arrival in the best way possible. The studio announced the addition of Sony Pictures TV’s Zombieland to its pilot roster, which marks the seventh comedy pilot in development for Amazon Prime Instant Video.
According to a press release, the selection of what pilots make it to air is determined by customer feedback: “Customers are invited to view the pilots and then review them on the site; customer feedback will help determine which of the 13 pilots Amazon Studios will make into full-season productions, to air on Prime Instant Video.”
The series is based on the 2009 horror/comedy of the same name, which also features the film’s original creative team, Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick. Tucker and Dale vs. Evil’s Eli Craig is set to direct the pilot.
“Zombieland is a fan favorite and we can’t wait to see where this story line 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.”
Tallahassee, originally played by Woody Harrelson, is set to be played by The Island’s Kirk Ward. Wichita, originally played by Emma Stone, is set to be played by Desperate Housewives’ Maiara Walsh.
“Zombieland will strive to break the rules—action, adventure, thrills, chills and laughs and all packed into a half hour format,” Wernick said. “This is not your average show but Amazon is not your average network.”
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