While Netflix has gotten all the ink lately, Amazon is busy building its own streaming infrastructure, user-base, and a empire of portable devices funneling people into their media garden. Amazon Studios meanwhile, is working on peppering their streaming library with original content to draw in more users too. The last we heard from them was the news that Jeffrey Tambor would be joining the studio’s The Onion Presents: The News comedy- one of the half-dozen comedy pilots they’ll be working on.
A television adaptation of the hit film Zombieland has been in the works for a while, but the announcement has come that the show has a greenlight. This means they’ll produce a pilot, and if enough people support the show on Prime Instant Video then there’s a chance it will go to series. A slightly more… hesitant approach to original content than Netflix.
That said, the show already has a cast!
The part of Tallahassee will be played by Kirk Ward (The Island), Maiara Walsh (Desperate Housewives, Switched at Birth) is cast as Wichita, Tyler Ross (Milkshake) will play Columbus, and Izabela Vidovic has the role of Little Rock.
Amazon’s press release makes no mention of Zombieland-director Ruben Flesicher being involved, though the diminishing returns on his films might shine some light on that. Eli Craig will be directing the pilot, which should pique the interest of Tucker & Dale Vs. Evil Fans.
Source | Business Insider