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Amazon Passes On ‘Zombieland’ TV Series, Creator Says It Was “Hated Out Of Existence”

Posted by on May 17, 2013 at 10:59 am
Nothing about this feels quite right.

Let’s just pretend this never happened.

Well, that was fast. It’s been almost two months since Amazon announced it had funded a Zombieland TV series pilot and a month since it debuted. Now it’s cancelled.

Writer Rhett Reese, who along with Paul Wernick wrote the cult movie and the pilot, went to Twitter to express his frustration:

Stranger still is that many of the responses to his tweet were positive. The show was incredibly awful. I can’t really place the blame entirely on Rheese and Wernick because the script was witty enough, but between the terrible casting and the dime store budget, the episode could’ve been shot by YouTubers and been a better product. Zombieland was one of a number of pilots that Amazon funded in their bid to become the next Netflix, but it’s obvious that they preferred quantity over quality and I’m curious how many of those pilots will ultimately become shows.

Source: Screen Crush

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