Zombies are living it up on TV, with “The Walking Dead” racking up record ratings for AMC, and now one of the broadcast networks wants a piece of the action.
Fox is the most recent network to take on a project about the undead, with the network and Sony Pictures Television developing a comedy based on the popular film "Zombieland," reports Joe Adalian in New York magazine’s Vulture blog.
The project may be placed in development for the 2012-13 television season, the story notes.
"Zombieland" producer and New York magazine columnist Gavin Polone said the original plan was to make "Zombieland" as a television show, and CBS did order a pilot script for the concept in 2005, according to the article. Syfy was interested but the financials didn’t work out, the piece adds.
While there was some work on a sequel to the film, Polone said it’s likely on hold. "If the TV show goes, then the sequel won’t happen," he added.