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The fate of Amazon's Zombieland series lies in your hands

03.25.2013by: Kevin Woods

If you were one of the flock that was excited to hear that Amazon was planning on bringing ZOMBIELAND to the small screen in a pilot that continued the adventures of Tallahassee and crew, you should be excited to learn that Amazon Studios has now added the pilot to its slate of upcoming original series and that the future of the series will now depend on YOU, the viewer.

In a press release that was released earlier this morning, Amazon shared that the pilot will be made available to customers at some point in the near future and that the company will be monitoring feedback to determine whether to take "Zombieland" to series. That means that if we want more "Zombieland", we gotta watch, review and spread the word.

From the Press Release:

SEATTLE—March 25, 2013—Amazon Studios, the original movie and series production arm of Amazon.com, today announced it will add cult classic Zombieland to the line-up of pilots already in production for Prime Instant Video. Zombieland, which is the seventh comedy pilot added to Amazon’s pilot line-up, will be made available (along with the other six comedy pilots and six children’s pilots) for free on Amazon Instant Video and LOVEFiLM UK. 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.

“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.”

Zombieland is based on the hit Columbia Pictures movie of the same name, and finds four survivors outwitting zombies and searching for a place to call home. The Zombieland pilot comes from the feature film’s original creative team, writers Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick (G.I. Joe: Retaliation, The Joe Schmo Show), and producer Gavin Polone (Gilmore Girls, Curb Your Enthusiasm). Eli Craig (Tucker and Dale vs. Evil) is directing the pilot.

The part of Tallahassee will be played by Kirk Ward (The Island), Maiara Walsh (Desperate Housewives, Switched at Birth,) is cast as Wichita, Tyler Ross (Milkshake) will play Columbus, and Izabela Vidovic has the role of Little Rock.

“Zombieland will strive to break the rules—action, adventure, thrills, chills and laughs and all packed into a half hour format, said creator Paul Wernick. “This is not your average show but Amazon is not your average network.”

Comprehensive cast and crew information, including bios and filmographies, is available on Amazon’s IMDb (www.imdb.com), the world’s most popular and authoritative source for movie, TV and celebrity content.

Amazon Studios, the original movie and series production arm of Amazon.com, has begun production on six comedy pilots, Alpha House, Browsers, Dark Minions, Onion News Empire, Supanatural and Those Who Can’t. Additionally, six children’s series are also currently in production, including Creative Galaxy, Oz Adventures, Teeny Tiny Dogs, Tumbleaf, Sara Solves It, and The Untitled J.J. Johnson Project.

While there hasn't been a firm date set for when we will be seeing the "Zombieland" pilot, I'm confident that fans of the original film, zombie nuts, and genre fans in general will give the pilot a warm reception. I'm interested in seeing what the new cast and production team will be able to deliver so I'll be checking it out!

We'll keep you up-to-date on Amazon Studios' "Zombieland" as we hear it.

Extra Tidbit: Will you be giving the "Zombieland" pilot a look when it hits?
Source: Deadline

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