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Amazon Studios calls up zombies

The content production arm of online retailer Amazon plans to pilot a new comedy series called ‘Zombieland’, to see if customer enthusiasm is high enough to justify full-season production for its ‘Prime Instant Video’ streaming service.

Zombieland, which is the seventh comedy pilot added to Amazon’s pilot line-up, will be made available (along with the other six comedy pilots and six children’s pilots) for free on Amazon Instant Video and LoveFilm in the UK.

Customers are invited to view the pilots and then review them on the site; customer feedback will help determine which of the 13 pilots Amazon Studios will make into full-season productions, to air on Prime Instant Video.

“Zombieland is a fan favorite and we can’t wait to see where this story line goes in a serialised format,” said Roy Price, Director of Amazon Studios.

“We’ve been announcing a lot of exciting exclusive content for Prime Instant Video, like Downton Abbey, Under the Dome, and Justified and we think adding original shows, such as Zombieland, to that lineup is going to make Prime even more enticing for customers.”

Zombieland is based on the hit Columbia Pictures movie of the same name, and finds four survivors outwitting zombies and searching for a place to call home.

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