Disney Channel’s joining the zombie craze with the original movie Zombies from director Jeffrey Hornaday (Teen Beach Movie). Filming has just gotten underway on the musical written by David Light, Joseph Raso, and Josh Cagan. Christopher Scott is choreographing Zombies and director Hornaday and Effie Brown (Star) are executive producing.
Announcing the start of production Adam Bonnett, executive vice president, Original Programming, Disney Channels Worldwide, said, “We’re thrilled to be working with Jeffrey Hornaday again to bring this new world of zombies and cheerleading to life. Jeffrey and Chris Scott have delivered some of our most memorable musical sequences on Disney Channel; and now with Effie Brown on board as an executive producer, we are excited to deliver this inspirational story about tolerance, inclusion, individuality and conviction – each relatable themes for our viewers.”
The cast includes Meg Donnelly as Addison, Milo Manheim as Zed, Trevor Tordjman as Addison’s cousin and head cheerleader Bucky, Kylee Russell as Zed’s zombie best friend Eliza, and Carla Jeffery as Addison’s friend Bree. Zombies is targeting a 2018 Disney Channel premiere.
The Plot: Zombies is a music- and dance-filled story about a groundbreaking semester at Seabrook High School; the pride and joy of Seabrook, a suburban town preoccupied with uniformity, traditions and pep rallies. That is until transfer students from Zombietown integrate into the school and a cheerleader and zombie football star, Addison and Zed, fall in love. Now, amid chaos and confusion, it’s up to them to lead their community to coexistence.