Amazon is looking to replicate Netflix's success in the original scripted content business. The company, which hosts a streaming service on its own site, has ordered pilots for several series. Most recently, on Monday, it was announced that the company had ordered a pilot episode of 'Zombieland,' a serialized adaptation of the popular 2009 comedy film.
As though The Walking Dead didn't have the zombie show market covered.
“Zombieland is a fan favorite and we can’t wait to see where this story line goes in a serialized format,” said Roy Price, Director of Amazon Studios, in a press release. “We’ve been announcing a lot of exciting exclusive content for Prime Instant Video, like Downton Abbey, Under the Dome, and Justified, and we think adding original shows to that lineup is going to make Prime even more enticing for customers.”
Amazon users will eventually be able to view the Zombieland pilot, along with all the other pilots, to determine which ones are given full series orders.
Of course, the stars of the original film aren't available for the series, so the roles have all been recast. Woody Harrellsen's character Tallahassee will be played by Kirk Ward, while Maira Walsh takes over the role of Wichita from Emma Stone. Tyler Ross will play Columbus, the role originally played by Jesse Eisenberg, while Izabela Vidovic replaces Abigail Breslin as Little Rock.
Check out a photo of the recasted characters above.
What do you think? Would you like to see a Zombieland series?