Back in October of 2011, it was reported that a TV series based on the hit horror-comedy Zombieland was being set up at Fox. That never played out as expected, and the series moved on to look for new homes.
It appears that home has been found at Amazon, who has entered into negotiations to take that very same Zombieland series away from your TVs and to their streaming service.
Original series on streaming services is quickly becoming a popular option, with Netflix setting up their own lineup of original series (in addition to the lineup of canceled series that they’re bringing back to life, such as Arrested Development) and Amazon, Netflix’s top competitor at the moment, obviously wanting to keep pace.
Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick, who wrote the screenplay for the Zombieland movie, will also be writing and executive producing the series, which is being being planned as a 30-minute comedy. Zomedy? Zomcom?
Movie director Ruben Fleischer is not expected to be involved with the series, but Eli Craig, who directed the great horror-comedy Tucker & Dale vs. Evil, is said to be in talks to come on board as a director.
The news was first reported a couple of days ago by Broadcast Now (via BleedingCool), when movie and series producer Gavin Polone said he was working with Amazon on the project.
Will you check out Amazon’s streaming service in order to watch a Zombieland series?