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Noting the success of AMC's 'The Walking Dead', Fox, in conjunction with Sony Pictures Television, decided it was time to nut up or shut up and has gone into development on a half-hour comedy series based on the film 'Zombieland,' which starred Woody Harrelson, Jesse Eisenberg, Emma Stone, and Abigail Breslin as a quartet of traveling undead slayers. A sequel to the hit comedy is due in theaters next year. The 'Zombieland' series will be written by Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick who also penned the screenplay to the 2009 film. The series is intended to hit the airwaves in time for the 2012-2013 season. No word yet as to casting, or whether the lead hero will wear a badass snakeskin jacket.
What's troublesome about this story is a remark from producer Gavin Palone in which he states that if the TV series is successful, they may not feel the need to move forward with the theatrical sequel. The problem there is that both the series and the sequel are due in the same year. It's not logistically possible to accurately gauge the success of the show and, if it's failing, green-light the film and have it ready for theaters that same year. This seems like an ill-advised juggling act.
Would you guys watch a 'Zombieland' TV series?