‘Zombieland: The Series’ Trailer – Remember the Rules

Published 2 years ago by , Updated May 12th, 2013 at 7:29 am,

Amazon scored a high-profile victory when it opted to develop an original series out of the cult-hit film Zombieland, but many have been wondering just what kind of series the popular online marketplace would be able to produce. Today, we have our first hint of an answer, thanks to a new trailer for Zombieland: The Series.

The series is scripted by the creators of the original film – that would be Deadpool movie writers Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick – and in the director’s chair for the pilot is Eli Craig  - best known for the cult-hit horror/comedy, Tucker and Dale vs. Evil.

Unfortunately the stars of the original Zombieland movie aren’t returning for the series. Instead, actor/comedian Kirk Ward will take over Woody Harrelson’s role as “Tallahassee”; Tyler Ross (Boss) will play Jesse Eisenberg’s character, “Columbus”; Maiara Walsh (Mean Girls 2) replaces Emma Stone as “Wichita” and Izabela Vidovic (Christmas Angel) takes over for Abigail Breslin as “Little Rock.” If you aren’t familiar with any of those names and/or faces – no worries, we aren’t all that familiar, either.

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Cast of ‘Zombieland: The Series’

So far, the footage for Zombieland: The Series isn’t all that impressive. In an era where AMC’s zombie apocalypse TV series The Walking Dead is a ratings heavyweight, this show just doesn’t quite measure up. Sure, there’s clear DNA of the original film in that trailer – what with the sardonic wit or stylistic signatures like the tried-and-true “Zombieland Rules”… but the actual footage looks like something out of a fan Webisode.

That’s not to say the zombie makeup isn’t passable – it should be, considering the series has people like Toby Sells (who worked on Walking Dead) in the makeup department. It’s just that there is a very “sound stage” budgeted look to this zompocalypse world that’s being created, which makes suspension of disbelief a bit more difficult. And bless Kirk Ward for his effort, but just doesn’t wield the same charisma Harrelson did as Tallahassee. Not even close.

 Nitpick’s aside, the appeal of Zombieland: The Series was to provide a wider playground in which to explore many other stories and adventures with these characters, and that’s certainly still an achievable goal.


You can check out Zombieland: The Series on Amazon Instant Watch in the very near future.

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  1. I called it back when they said they where going to do this, dumb @$$e$ lol.

  2. This looks like CRAP. who the heck are these actors? no one I’ve heard before.

    This is gonna bomb faster than Standing Ovation

    • The girl was in Mean Girls 2 as the queen bee.


  3. You’re telling me the people who scripted Zombieland scripted this mess too? What were they thinking…

  4. Who else see’s a drinking game coming on? xD

  5. i actually thought this was kind of funny. i could get used to these actors, but the scenery and makeup was hokey.

  6. Wow, this looks terrible… And did they just turn Tallahassee into a fat slob?? He looks like a clumsy oaf, nothing like the lean mean zombie killing machine from the movie… The kid looks annoying instead of cute and the girl acts like a ditz… This makes me sad. Zombieland deserved a sequel with the original cast, that movie was awesome, and now it’ll be followed up by this series that looks like it’s just full of slap stick and the most unwitty dialog I’ve ever heard…

  7. this looks bad. such a shame, the movie was a favorite. they would have probably been way way wayyyyy better off introducing four new survivors that could start with a clean slate than poorly recasting the characters from the movie, who were so memorable in part due to the actor that portayed them. tv versions of movies are usually bad, but its a shame this will seal the fate of ever seeing a zombieland 2 film.

  8. it looks like some fans of the movie got a video camera and tried to film their own sequel to put on youtube. I honestly wanted to give this show a shot but it looks like crap

  9. I knew this was a terrible idea, I was hoping to see a Zombieland 2 movie with the same cast, hopefully that still might be a possibility but I doubt it after this horrible failure.

    This truly looks 10 times worse than I was expecting it to look, i’m actually really shocked at how bad it looks.

  10. They picked that guy to replace Woody? They should have picked me for the role of Tallahassee!!

  11. Wow, looks like a straight to DVD movie. They need someone on set or even before that to say “STOP IT!” I’ll probably watch it like an idiot.

  12. looks like that zombie/warefolf/vampire thing mtv tried to make in 2011.

  13. watched it, was horrible. Scrap it immediately and focus on making a sequel.

  14. Very good and has many improvements and exciting new.