The original film, which starred Social Network's Jesse Eisenberg and Easy A's Emma Stone, would be formatted to a half-hour for contention in the 2012-13 season, with original writers Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick attached. The originals cast members, however, will not appear.
"The original plan for this was to make it as a TV show," Zombieland producer Gavin Polone told the site. CBS had ordered a pilot script in 2005 before the concept was made into a film, but took "all the good stuff out," he said. Syfy was also reportedly interested, but couldn't financially support it.
AMC's The Walking Dead drew a hefty 7.3 million viewers for its second season premiere on Sunday, so it comes to no surprise that another network would attempt to dip into the successful genre. The CW had a zombie series, Awakening, in contention for the fall season, but the network failed to pick it up.