A Zombieland TV show has been in the works for years. The apocalyptic comedy was conceived of as a TV show before it ended up as a movie starring Woody Harrelson, Jesse Eisenberg, Emma Stone and Abigail Breslin, but after finding success on the big screen, talk once again turned to the small screen. That eventually turned into more than just talk; Amazon recently gave the pilot a green light, making it the online retailer/streaming provider's highest profile project to date.
This new TV version of the show features the same four characters from the film, but they've been recast for obvious reasons. And now we've got our first look at the new gang. From left to right we have: Little Rock (Izabela Vidovic), Tallahassee (Kirk Ward), Wichita (Maiara Walsh) and Columbus (Tyler Ross). It's weird seeing them in place of the familiar foursome, but thankfully not everything about the show is changing.
Original Zombieland writers Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick are returning to the show, and Tucker and Dale vs. Evil director Eli Craig is taking on the series' pilot. Both are very welcome pieces of news, especially the latter. Tucker and Dale is a new horror comedy gem, so it's nice to see Craig up to something new.
In the not-too-distant future Amazon will be putting the pilot online for all to see, at which point they'll let viewers determine its fate. If people like it, they'll green light the full season. If they don't, we'll all just pretend this whole thing never happened.
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