A Zombieland sequel looks unlikely after recent comments from director Ruben Fleischer, but the Zombieland TV Series that we started hearing about in 2011 appears to be finally moving forward. In October 2011, it was reported that Fox and Sony Pictures Television were looking to turn Zombieland into a TV series.

At the time, Zombieland writers Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick were said to be working on the scripts that would be developed as a half hour show. For those that may be unaware,Zombieland was originally created as a TV series pilot, so Reese and Wernick have had the basic plan for the series mapped out for some time.

We haven't heard anything about this series moving forward for the last year, but io9 is reporting that the project is moving ahead and casting call sheets have been sent out for the main characters. They have apparently received some of the script pages and here are details on how the main characters will differ from the movie and what we can expect to see if a TV series goes into production:

"Tallahassee is still kind of a snarky weirdo, but he seems to have a much less spiky relationship with Columbus. He and Columbus have 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." But Tallahassee also dispenses homespun wisdom about how to feel happy with your life. He also tells a weird story about being in a trailer park with a perpetually nude Matthew McConaughey. He also has a somewhat heartwarming scene where he tells Columbus that he's been wandering aimlessly for a long time, but maybe he's been put here for a reason — to help Columbus and the others.

Columbus is much the same, except that he tracks down his grandma and grandpa (Bubbie and Peepaw) only to find them recently zombiefied. Also, 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. He tries to organize a romantic scavenger hunt for her in the IKEA they're camping out in, but it goes kind of horribly.

Wichita is still trying to look after Little Rock, trying to teach her math with problems about someone stealing from a liquor store and jumping on a train going 42 miles per hour, with a cop chasing in a car going 88 miles per hour. We also learn a lot more about Wichita's backstory, including how she ran away from her father after he had her stealing people's Christmas presents — and later, she found out she had a sister who was also being a grifter with her dad.

Little Rock seems actually kind of excited about meeting Columbus' grandparents, before they turn out to be zombies. And she shares some of her own backstory, about how her dad parked her at a school while he went off grifting on his own — and then yanked her out of school right before a dance that she was looking forward to."


Keep in mind that none of these new details have been officially confirmed at this time. With that being said, we wouldn't be surprised to see any network moving forward with a Zombieland TV series due to the success of The Walking Dead and can't believe it hasn't happened already. We'll be keeping an eye out for more details and will let readers know when anything is officially announced. To read about a status update on the Zombieland movie sequel, visit: http://dailydead.com/status-update-on-zombieland-sequel/

Source: io9