Will Amazon Debut The ‘Zombieland’ Series Pilot This Thursday?


It was announced back on March 25 that Amazon would be including a pilot based on the 2009 horror-comedy flick Zombieland to its lineup of original programming. And while there was no exact date set for the premiere of the pilot, except sometime this month, Ain’t It Cool News is reporting that fans could be able to catch the pilot in just 48 hours.

Amazon announced awhile back that it had ordered seven comedy pilots, as well as six children’s pilots, to debut on Amazon Instant Video and LOVEFiLM UK for free. The idea being that customer feedback will determine which shows will receive full seasons, which is in sharp contrast to Netflix who spends millions of dollars for an entire season of a show.

The forthcoming Zombieland series will take place two weeks after the events of the film and will star Kirk Ward will as Tallahassee (originated by Woody Harrelson), Tyler Ross as Columbus (originated by Jesse Eisenberg), Maiara Walsh as Wichita (originated by Emma Stone) and Izabela Vidovic as Little Rock (originated by Abigail Breslin). The film’s writers Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick, and producer Gavin Polone, have returned for the pilot.

If the series is picked up for a full season, it’s expected that production will resume this November and will air on Amazon’s Prime Instant Video.

While I would prefer a sequel, a TV series is better than nothing. Obviously, I’m going to be on Amazon when April 18 comes around. Will you be catching the pilot as well? Or will you be avoiding it like Tallahassee does with Sno-Balls?

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