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Zombieland TV Series Gives Us A First Look At The Cast

Yesterday, Amazon ordered the Zombieland TV series to pilot for their online streaming service, Amazon Prime Instant Video. It’s most likely Amazon will order an entire season of the post-apocalyptic zombie series considering it’s the most high profile series project they’ve got going at the moment. Now we’ve got our first look of the cast of Zombieland.

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From left to right, that’s Izabela Vidovic (Up All Night) as Little Rock, Kirk Ward (The Island) as Tallahassee, Maiara Walsh (Desperate Housewives) as Wichita, and Tyler Ross (Milkshake) as Columbus. When compared to their big-screen counterparts, the TV version appears to be goofier than expected. Maybe it’s the group pose, but there’s just something badass about the movie cast of Zombieland that the TV version lacks.

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In 2009, Ruben Fleischer’s Zombieland was a surprise hit at the box office. No one really expected much from the zombie comedy, but its success helped launch the careers of Jesse Eisenberg and Emma Stone. Oddly enough, Zombieland was  originally supposed to be a TV series. Writers Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick, imagined the exploits of Tallahassee, Columbus, Wichita, and Little Rock to be a week-to-week episodic adventure. Their TV series was quickly fast-tracked and developed as a feature film, and now it’s making the leap back to TV…well, to the web anyway.

The TV series will be more light-hearted than the movie, but it promises to be as gory and bloody. There will also be two new additions to the cast, Fred and Ainsley, who were office workers before the zombie apocalypse.

A picture is worth a thousand words, but I’m hoping the Zombieland TV series is better than the above image would suggest.

Comments

  • http://www.facebook.com/GuyverRyu Jason Gonzales

    Looks basically that the movie cast just have more swagger than their series counterparts. It would probably have been the same way if it was done in the opposite direction of series first then movie.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Tony-Rothweiler/142700133 Tony Rothweiler

    Should’ve just done a whole new set of characters. I hate when TV shows based on movies use the same characters with new actors – there’s always a comparison being made, and it’s ALWAYS negative.

    • http://www.facebook.com/joepatbob Joseph Roberts

      totally agree, then you can just have new personality dynamics. but now it’s going to be “this guy is trying to be woody harrelson…”

      what could be cool is that the first episode just be the original cast telling their stories to other survivors and the series done in a “flash back caricature”

      the movie was setup a bit like that with Columbus narrating it like a journal.