ZOMBIELAND TV Series Casts Two Lead Characters
That new Zombieland TV series being developed by Amazon Studios is moving forward really quickly. Two of the four leads have already been cast. Tyler Ross, star of the indie Sundance film Milkshake, will be taking on the role of Columbus, played by Jesse Eisenberg in the movie. Then there's Izabela Vidovic, who was cast in the role of Little Rock, played by Abigail Breslin in the film.
This series will be a continuation of the adventures of Tallahassee, Columbus, Wichita, and her sister Little Rock, as they band together to survive the zombie apocalypse. Original Zombieland screenwriters Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick wrote the pilot episode and they will also serve as executive producers on the project.
I think it will be cool to see how this show turns out, I'm sure it will end up being entertaining. Each episode will be 30-minutes long, and it will stick with the original comedy/adventure/horror concept that we saw in the film. Here are descriptions for these two characters that were previously released:
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.
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.