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Amazon Not Moving Forward with Zombieland the Series; Is Fan Hate to Blame?

Amazon Not Moving Forward with Zombieland the Series; Is Fan Hate to Blame?“Zombieland” co-writer/executive producer Rhett Reese took to Twitter to vent a bit upon hearing the news that Amazon will not be moving forward with the series. While reviews were definitely mixed, he seemed to place the blame on fans of the film who refused to embrace the concept.

Here are Reese’s comments:

Our Zombieland series will not be moving forward on Amazon. Sad for everyone involved.
I’ll never understand the vehement hate the pilot received from die-hard Zombieland fans. You guys successfully hated it out of existence.
Anyway, we did our best, and we’re very proud of our team.

“Zombieland” (review here) is based on the hit Columbia Pictures movie of the same name and finds four survivors outwitting zombies and searching for a place to call home. The “Zombieland” pilot comes from the feature film’s original creative team, writers Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick (G.I. Joe: Retaliation, “The Joe Schmo Show”), and producer Gavin Polone (“Gilmore Girls,” “Curb Your Enthusiasm”).

Eli Craig (Tucker and Dale vs. Evil) directed the pilot. It stars Kirk Ward, Tyler Ross, Maiara Walsh, Izabela Vidovic, Tim Bagley, John Casino, Kendra Fountain, Andy Dylan, T. Ryan Mooney, Matt Fichera, Bob Fisher, Aja Frary, Dick Hancock, Casey Hendershot, Bobby Jordan, Joyce McNeal, Eric Miranda, Matthew Austin Murray, Christopher Place, and Andy Rusk.

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  • Screamz

    I rather enjoyed the pilot. Sure, it had its problems, what pilot doesn’t? Yeah, I missed the actors from the film, but I thought who they got to replace them did just fine. I’m sad to hear it’s not going to series. Oh well, I’ve my Blu-Ray of the film…

  • Terminal

    “Zombieland” wasn’t bad. It had some good ideas to expand the universe. Unlike others here, I don’t have schadenfreude. I’m kind of sad the potential was never realized.

  • Sirand

    *plays world’s smallest violin*

  • theGoldenSimatar

    I was kind of indifferent to it, a few chuckle moments and a few cringe moments. If it had moved into series I’m sure it would have been ironed out and a rhythm found. I generally give most shows about 4/5 episodes before making a decision to stop watching; so if it had moved I would have watched. It not moving, doesn’t really make an impact.

  • PelusaMG

    Wait? So you put something out on the internet, ask for comments, and are then surprised by the hate you receive?

  • Spright

    It wasn’t actually bad. I rather enjoyed it. Shame other fans of the film couldn’t embrace it ._.
    I WAS looking forward to a series, so now I am bummed.