You know the current zombie craze has reached an oversaturation point when even the Disney Channel is getting into the act with a pilot for a potential new music-driven high school tweener TV series built around “Zombies and Cheerleaders”.
Here’s the press release the Disney Channel sent out today:
The story follows Zed Necrodopolis, a typical high school student with one small caveat: He happens to be a zombie. Despite a high-tech wristwatch designed to curb any appetite he may have for his classmates, he and his zombie friends remain unpopular with the school’s most influential group, the pom-pom-wielding cheerleaders. Never one to back down from a challenge, Zed sets out to improve zombie student body relations and win the attention of Addison, the cheerleading squad’s newest member.
“Zombies and Cheerleaders” is executive produced by Eric Weinberg (“Scrubs,” “Death Valley”) and was written by Joseph Raso and David Light, who also serve as co-executive producers. Todd Strauss Schulson (“A Very Harold & Kumar 3D Christmas”) will direct the pilot.
If “Zombies and Cheerleaders” gets picked up, it wouldn’t premiere until sometime well into 2012. I won’t be watching, and odds are you won’t either – but maybe your kids will!
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