Rumors of a T.V. spinoff of the hilarious zombie comedy, Zombieland, have been circulating for a couple years now. It was originally said to be heading to CBS, and then last week casting pages went out indicating the show was definitely going ahead, but there was no official word on a network. Now we’ve learned that the show will not air on CBS, or any other network for that matter, it will be original programming for Amazon’s instant video service.
I’m honestly pretty happy that it won’t be bogged down by meddling corporate executives. It isn’t too hard to imagine a Zombieland show on CBS with a laugh track, or cancelled after seven episodes on Fox. Hopefully the show’s writers will have a bit more freedom on Amazon.
Those who are not taking online content seriously may have to start. Netflix is already a major player for original programming having a number of upcoming original shows including House of Cards, starring Kevin Spacey and helmed by David Fincher as well as the long awaited fourth season of Arrested Development. Amazon now looks to be a player in streaming market as well.
All in all things for this show seem promising, and seeing as the movie was originally pitched as a television show, adapting it the other way around may not present much of a challenge at all.