Despite enjoying tremendous global name recognition, the Amazon-backed pilot for the small-screen adaptation of Zombieland will not be expanded into a full series.
Co-writers Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick received heavy criticism from fans for using the same characters they had created in the wildly successful film version when creating the new show, and the pilot never seemed to hit its stride.
Reese was vocal on twitter about his dissapointment:
“I’ll never understand the vehement hate the pilot received from die-hard Zombieland fans. You guys successfully hated it out of existence.”
Zombieland was originally developed as a TV series for CBS before it was shelved and later transformed into the 2009 big screen hit starring Woody Harrelson, Jesse Eisenberg, Emma Stone and Abigail Breslin.