[TV] Amazon Prime Users to Decide the Fate Of “Zombieland” Series; First Image!

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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.

This is an absolute joke if you ask me. You can’t judge a show after the first episode. If we did, “American Horror Story” would already be canceled. This is a huge mistake that allows Amazon to hide behind their customers instead of making the tough decisions. At least their streaming service works better than Netfix’s.

Anyways, “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.

  • joe666

    What a cast of wannabes. And seriously? That’s the chick who’s supposed to replace Emma Stone? They couldn’t find better?

  • Skratchy

    I’m primarily down with this because the guy who wrote Tucker and Dale vs. Evil is handling this series. If not for that, this would appear to be a shitty Walking Dead rip off..

  • djblack1313

    um, i like this cast (and i’ve seen none of them before) WAY more than the original’s. Woody was the only good cast member in that flick. i normally like Emma but her and the god awful Abigail Breslin and annoying Jesse Eisenberg ruin the movie (along with never has been funny not once Bill Murray). so i’m all in support of this new cast version.

    • Zombie-Killa

      “along with never has been funny not once Bill Murray”

      Yes oh yes a 1,000 times yes, djblack! I HONESTLY don’t know why so many people drooled over Murray’s cameo in this film…..it wasn’t funny.

      And I agree about Jesse Eisenberg. I actually like him, but his whiny and wimpy pipsqueak shtick in ZOmbieland annoyed the shit out of me. And yeah, I know it’s a satire approach, but intentional or unintentional, I couldn’t buy into Stone and Breslin as “bad-asses.”

      • djblack1313

        Zombie-Killa (my fellow kindred spirit!!) :)

        right?! Murray is horrible. i liked Jesse in CURSED but i found his Michael Cera shtick (i can’t stand him either) was tired. and i was actually praying the whole movie that Emma & Abigail’s characters died a horrible death. lol. Woody was perfection! :)

  • Necrogeddon666

    Holy shit. If I were one to judge a book by it’s cover, I would say this pilot is gonna suck a ton of dick. Their guns look like toys.

    • djblack1313

      Necrogeddon666, but you would NEVER judge a book by it’s cover. would you? :)

  • Zombie-Killa

    “customer feedback will help determine which of the 13 pilots Amazon Studios will make into full-season productions, to air on Prime Instant Video.”

    Eh, this is kind of sad, when you stop and think about it. Zombieland was such a huge hit in theaters, and now they’re not sure if they can keep people interested in a show that’s going to have a run on freakin’ Amazon? Wow.

  • dirtyghettok

    As I was scrolling back up to log in to leave a comment that simply said “I’m done.”, I read part of necro’s comment again that made me feel old. Not the “sucking a ton of d–k part”, (HA beat you guys to it), but the book part. I’ve been judging this one to early, like I have mental powers early. I’m being like one of those “It’s not like the book, people” or “It’s not like the original movie”
    people. I’m gonna give this one a fare shot. My only complaint to hopefully any of the writers or director that reads this (of course no Woody) is please don’t muck the old characters personalities with what you guys feel is trendy or from your old college parties. And besides, as peoploe go, I’m a proud degenerate. My type of people are the type that piss you off to where you say something like “What are you gonna do, stab me!?,, and we do. ;)