Way, WAY back there was some rumors of Zombieland to continue on as a TV series – which is actually what the film was intended to be by the writers. Well, now those rumors have ramped up again, and Broadcast Now is pointing to Amazon.com’s Instant Video service as the one to make it happen.
Netflix has already started to dabble in the original programming ring, most popularly by bringing back the cult-hit television series, “Arrested Development”, so it shouldn’t come as too much of a surprise that Amazon would want to throw their hat in the ring.
In addition to this news/rumor, io9 reportedly got their hands on some casting sheets for the television adaptation of Zombieland which reveals the return of the four main characters from the film, along with two newcomers to this group of survivors. According to what they obtained, the show will maintain the same humor from the film, but have a bit stronger focus on the relationship between Tallahassee and Wichita – because, you know, all the focus groups said they want more romance in their television shows.
If Zombieland were to come to Amazon Instant Video as a weekly series, I would definitely have to consider once again signing up for their service. When they first launched their Netflix competitor I tried out the free trial, but ultimately decided it wasn’t worth my money to essentially have a clone Netflix service that might have a few different titles. However, with these two companies beginning to step into the original programming arena they are making a strong case for customers to consider having both, or at the very least, take a moment to think about which streaming service will get their hard-earned money. If you are only looking to have one streaming service, the decision to go with Amazon or Netflix could become increasingly more difficult.
So, what say you, readers? Does a Zombieland TV series sound enticing to you? If you are only a Netflix subscriber, could this potentially convince you to sign up for Amazon’s service as well? Sound off in the comments below!