Zombieland writer blames hateful fans for pilot's failure

Contributed by
May 17, 2013

It's no secret that fanboys can be hard to please. When they love something, they really love it. That's why 2009's Zombieland was a critical and commercial success. And because of that, we weren't shocked when a small-screen version was in the works. A pilot was produced and sent to Amazon, but fans weren't impressed.

Last month, when Amazon released the episode, it came and went. The reviews were mixed, though the episode was produced by the film's Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick. In fact, Zombieland was first conceived as a TV show and then retooled as a feature. When they tried to return to their original idea, viewers hated it. They hated bad. Amazon decided not to move forward with the series, and Reese was obviously disappointed.

Thursday night, he left a series of tweets explaining why it failed. 

Why weren't fans more receptive? Do you think they were too hard on it?

(via Twitter)

Make Your Inbox Important

Like Comic-Con. Except every week in your inbox.

Sign-up breaker
Sign out: