Originally, the movie Zombieland was supposed to be a pilot for a TV series but at the time, zombies on TV didn’t seem like the direction pop culture should be going to. The TV series was scrapped then re-worked and expanded for a full-length feature film. The movie was a smash hit and with the success of The Walking Dead, it seems like a better time than any to re-adapt Zombieland back to a TV series.
The good people at io9.com managed to get their good hands on some script pages for an upcoming Zombieland TV series. These pages were for casting purposes, which started yesterday, and were for the four major roles of the series (Tallahassee, Columbus, Wichita, and Little Rock) and a few minor character additions.
The TV series would have the same ironic sense of humor as its feature film counterpart and would push the romance between Columbus and Wichita forward. It also looks like it will be a much sweeter version of the movie as its four main characters grow together as a family in a post-apocalyptic zombie world. It sounds like the TV comedy version of The Walking Dead.
At this point, it’s unclear which network would house the Zombieland TV series.
Last week, the director of Zombieland Ruben Fleisher talked about possibly returning to the Zombieland world with a proper feature film sequel Zombieland 2. Considering how Fleisher’s latest effort, Gangster Squad, has done at the box office over the weekend, it looks like the director might make Zombieland 2 sooner than later.