A few weeks ago, Amazon ordered the Zombieland series, along with 12 other pilots, for their online streaming service, Amazon Instant Prime Video. Since the announcement, the production team has been hard at work, but it turns out the Zombieland pilot may be arriving a lot sooner than expected.
According to AICN, the pilot episode for Zombieland may hit Amazon’s streaming channel as soon as this Thursday, April 18th. It would be available for free for a month. If you like the pilot and want to see more, then you’ll have to wait until Amazon actually picks up the TV series for a full-season run. So it seems Amazon won’t be following the marathon-friendly “all episodes at once” model Netflix has adopted for their original series such as House of Cards, Eli Roth’s Hemlock Grove, and the new season of Arrested Development.
The Zombieland series will pick up two weeks after the events of the Zombieland movie, and will see Tallahassee (Kirk Ward), Columbus (Tyler Ross), Wichita (Maiara Walsh), and Little Rock (Izabela Vodovic) back on the road, trying to survive the zombie apocalypse. The series will be more lighthearted and comedic than its movie counterpart, and it will also see the addition of two new characters Fred and Ainsley, two former office workers.
Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick, who wrote the Zombieland movie, also wrote the pilot episode and will serve as the show’s executive producers, along with producer Gavin Polone. Let’s hope there are some exciting celebrity cameos like they had in the movie.