Prime Instant Video Greenlights Zombieland Original Series Pilot from Sony
Amazon Studios adds another comedy pilot for customers to enjoy for
free—customer feedback will help determine which of the 13 pilots will be made
into full-season productions
SEATTLE -- March 25, 2013
(NASDAQ: AMZN)—Amazon Studios, the original movie and series production arm of
Amazon.com, today announced it will add cult classic Zombieland to the line-up
of pilots already in production for Prime Instant Video. Zombieland, which is
the seventh comedy pilot added to Amazon’s pilot line-up, will be made
available (along with the other six comedy pilots and six children’s pilots)
for free on Amazon Instant Video and LOVEFiLM UK. Customers are invited to
view the pilots and then review them on the site; customer feedback will help
determine which of the 13 pilots Amazon Studios will make into full-season
productions, to air on Prime Instant Video.
“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.
“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
Zombieland 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) is directing the pilot.
The part of Tallahassee will be played by Kirk Ward (The Island), Maiara Walsh
(Desperate Housewives, Switched at Birth) is cast as Wichita, Tyler Ross
(Milkshake) will play Columbus, and Izabela Vidovic has the role of Little
“Zombieland will strive to break the rules—action, adventure, thrills, chills
and laughs and all packed into a half hour format,” said creator Paul Wernick.
“This is not your average show but Amazon is not your average network.”
Comprehensive cast and crew information, including bios and filmographies, is
available on Amazon's IMDb (www.imdb.com), the world’s most popular and
authoritative source for movie, TV and celebrity content.
Amazon Studios, the original movie and series production arm of Amazon.com,
has begun production on six comedy pilots, Alpha House, Browsers, Dark
Minions, Onion News Empire, Supanatural and Those Who Can’t. Additionally, six
children’s series are also currently in production, including Creative Galaxy,
Oz Adventures, Teeny Tiny Dogs, Tumbleaf, Sara Solves It, and The Untitled
J.J. Johnson Project.
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