Amazon is following the footsteps of Netflix and has started to develop their own original programming and today you can watch the pilot episode of what they hope to become a made for online series – ‘Zombieland’!
It’s been four years since we’ve last seen our zombie fighting survival team of Tallahassee, Wichita, Columbus and Little Rock and the series picks up 2 weeks after the end of the 2009 film. While the writers, Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick, of the original film have returned to scribe Amazon’s pilot, you’ll notice that the lead roles are now occupied by different actors. This time around, Kirk Ward (Tallahassee), Maiara Walsh (Wichita), Tyler Ross (Columbus) and Izabela Vodovic (Little Rock) have picked up the roles that were once played by Woody Harrelson, Emma Stone, Jesse Eisenberg and Abigail Breslin respectively.
But just because the actors have changed, that doesn’t mean everything else has. The pilot still carries that irreverent humor that made the film so iconic, and with zombies being the “IT” draw right now with ‘The Walking Dead’ and ‘World War Z’, it’s nice to have something fresh and different than the horror filled monsters we’ve come to know them by.
Amazon is taking a unique approach in their programming style as they are letting the viewers determine whether a pilot should be green lit into a series. If enough people like ‘Zombieland’, the 30 minute comedy could very well premiere as series as early as November 2013.
The great part of all this is that Amazon has already uploaded the pilot which can be viewed now for free! Just head over to their site to start watching then vote as to whether you think Amazon should invest turning ‘Zombieland’ into a full fledge weekly series. Then return here and let us know what you thought of the pilot!
So for all you that have wanted a ‘Zombieland’ series out there, now is the time to make your voices heard! And for those of you who’ve never seen the movie (which you really should) you can check out the trailer below for a quick preview of what’s to come.