Now that The Walking Dead is scoring killer ratings (no pun intended), lots of folks are looking to cash in on the rotting flesh craze, including the Fox network, as they are apparently developing Zombieland television series, which pretty much nixes the possibility of a Zombieland 2.
It’s somewhat ironic, since Zombieland was originally pitched as a weekly television show to CBS years ago, which CBS quickly rejected, and then it bounced to Syfy, who let it linger in development hell, before original writers Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick turned it into one of the best horror comedies of the decade, leaving CBS and Syfy to shuffle their feet and pretend like they’re not paying attention.
Vulture broke the news thanks to its new columnist, Zombieland producer Gavin Polone, who confirmed that Fox and Sony Pictures are in talks with original writers Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick about developing the show for the 2012 to 2013 season… Unfortunately, should the series happen (and it’s looking good), it will finally put an end to the chances for a film sequel—but that probably wasn’t going to happen anyway.
Unfortunately, a weekly television series means that we’ll probably be looking at a new set of actors, which is unfortunate—a Zombieland without Woody Harrelson already sounds like half the fun of the film—but let’s hope that we can at least get another hilarious cameo like Bill Murray in the film.
What do you think of the Zombieland television series?