Now here’s a great idea: come up with an idea for a TV show, film a pilot, let people watch and rate it, and then use those ratings to decide whether or not to make a full first season.
Unfortunately, when Amazon tried this with a TV adaptation of Zombieland, it didn’t quite work out as imagined…for anybody. You see, according to franchise creator and writer Rhett Reese, Amazon has decided not to go forward with this project because of terrible reviews from fans.
“I’ll never understand the vehement hate the pilot received from die-hard Zombieland fans,” Reese vented on Twitter. “You guys successfully hated it out of existence.”
But here’s the thing: the viewer ratings for the Zomblieland pilot were actually really good. It’s got an overall rating of three and a half stars and, of the 5,000+ reviews, over 3,500 of them gave it either four or five stars.
So as nice as it would be if we really could hate things out of existence (every movie Tyler Perry ever made would be a goner), the reality is that there is obviously more to the axing of the Zombieland TV show than the viewer feedback.
So get off our back, Rhett Reese.
H/T – [EW]