‘Zombieland’ TV Series Casts New Columbus and Little Rock
Only a few short weeks ago we were astonished to learn that the ‘Zombieland‘ TV series had gotten off the ground after all, sending out a descriptive casting sheet to recast its now-unavailable leading stars for TV, as well as several new characters. Then came the news that the TV adaptation of the 2009 Ruben Fleischer horror-comedy would land on Amazon rather than CBS, and now we’re hearing that the pilot has replaced Jesse Eisenberg and Abigail Breslin’s Columbus and Little Rock, Casting Tyler Ross and Izabela Vodovic! Get the latest on the ‘Zombieland’ TV series inside!
While the concept had originally been pitched for TV, hope seemed lost for a TV adaptation of the breakout 2009 comedy ‘Zombieland.’ Now, as a pilot episode gears up for Amazon Studios, Deadline reports that Tyler Ross and Izabela Vodovic will take up the roles of main character Columbus, and Wichita’s younger “sister” Little Rock, replacing Jesse Eisenberg and Abigail Breslin from the film.
Casting announcements have yet to be made for Tallahassee and Wichita, replacing Woody Harrelson and Emma Stone from the film, or either new characters Fred or Ainsley. Set some time after the movie, the initial ‘Zombieland’ TV series casting report previewed several new developments for both the Columbus and Little Rock characters:
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.
Original ‘Zombieland’ writers Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick wrote the pilot and executive produce with the movie’s producer, Gavin Polone, but what say you? Are you excited the ‘Zombieland’ TV series is really happening, with new actors in the roles? How would you like to see the new adventures of Columbus, Tallahassee, Wichita and Little Rock play out?