Casting For The Zombieland TV Show Is Under Way

As specific interest in Zombieland slowly dwindles, The Walking Dead goes from strength to strength. I’m not surprised that a big screen sequel to the first Zombieland movie seems to be a complete non-starter while the long proposed TV version keeps on trucking.

There’s an added irony in that the film’s screenwriters, Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick, originally developed the premise as a TV show that never got picked up.

io9 report that casting has now started on the show, presumably just for a pilot at this stage. While excerpting nothing, they have recounted some of the ways in which the key characters have been altered in the script pages they managed to acquire. The story doesn’t specify who the script was written by, but back in ’11, word got round that Reese and Wernick would be writing a pilot for a 30 minute Zombieland series themselves.

So, in this new version, Tallahassee and Columbus have:

a much less spiky relationship… [and] a pretty amusing thing where they riff on the fact that Steven Seagal movies always have three-word titles like “Marked for Justice” or “May Cause Diarrhea.”

Columbus is trying to deal with his newfound relationship with Wichita, after their first kiss. He has started calling her “Krista,” her real name — but there are some problems, especially after she finds him reading a book about fatherhood.

We also learn a lot more about Wichita’s backstory, including how she ran away from her father.. and later, she found out she had a sister who was also being a grifter with her dad.

[Little Rock] shares some of her own backstory, about how her dad parked her at a school while he went off grifting on his own.

The only new characters that io9 mention are Fred and Ainsely:

two office workers at the start of the zombie apocalypse.

I guess they mention these guys as they might recur? Or because they have key roles in this pilot script? Not clear.

I don’t envy the job of the casting director, producer and directors on this show. The original film was very well cast, with very talented actors, all of whom left quite an impression. And then there’s the actual acting gig, putting yourself out there to be compared. I hope whoever gets hired is particularly thick skinned…

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