Did you know about this? I just heard about this monstrosity the other day: Zombieland the series.
So when I sat down to rewatch Zombieland for my review yesterday I searched around for a little information and turned up the TV series. Apparently it was commissioned by Amazon and got dropped after the pilot episode. From what I’ve read a lot of fans were up in arms about the characters on the show being the same characters from the movie.
Watching the episode it was pretty clear that the actors were trying pretty hard to emulate the way the original actors played their parts.
Since it’s just one episode it’s hard to say how it might have played out over time but it wasn’t bad for a pilot. Pilots typically need time to find their voice and this one already had a voice to step into but actors who had a lot to prove. As it was trying to continue the story from the movie they did as much as they could to reference it for familiarity as you might expect but that didn’t play well with fans.
Not being a big fan of Zombieland, the show was about as good as I expected and was as entertaining as the movie for me. It had a lot of the same logical gaps like power being on everywhere and a distinct lack of people. I don’t think I would go back to watch it again. It’s no Walking Dead.