Amazon Rejects ‘Zombieland’ Series

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Amazon is deciding which of its eight comedy pilots are getting picked up this week, and it looks like Zombieland won’t be one of them. “Our Zombieland series will not be moving forward on Amazon,” the show/movie’s co-creator Rhett Rheese tweeted yesterday. He added, “Sad for everyone involved. I’ll never understand the vehement hate the pilot received from die-hard Zombieland fans. You guys successfully hated it out of existence. Anyway, we did our best, and we’re very proud of our team.”  Zombieland was the only existing franchise, besides The Onion, that Amazon made into a pilot, but being compared to the movie it’s based on didn’t win the pilot any favors. The potential show took a lot of heat for recasting all of its lead roles with unknown actors rather than following different characters in the same universe and reviews from critics and fans were mixed. We’ll keep you posted on which of Amazon’s seven other comedy pilots get loved into/hated out of existence as Amazon continues to make these big decisions over the next week or so.

UPDATE: Amazon has passed on the pilot Browsers as well.