Saturday, May 26, 2018 • Afternoon Edition • "Trash eaters."

Zombieland Creator Cries on Twitter, Blames Fans for TV Pilot Failure

Written by Jude Terror on Monday, May 20 2013 and posted in News with Benefits

Zombieland Creator Cries on Twitter, Blames Fans for TV Pilot Failure

Amazon declined to pick up the Zombieland TV show for production, causing creator Rhett Reese to blame fans on Twitter.

Source: SlashFilm

Silly me. I always assumed that fanboys, despite a loud internet voice, had no real power in the entertainment industry. We certainly aren't able to keep cult-favorite comic books from getting canceled, and for every television show like Community that squeaks by with renewals every season, there are infinitely more Fireflies that get canceled prematurely and then mourned for a decade by depressed fans on the web. But it looks like those rules don't apply when it comes to getting a show canceled, because Zombieland creator Rhett Reese blamed fans for Amazon's refusal to pick up the Zombieland pilot last week.

Amazon has been developing several pilots, looking to produce some original series for its Amazon Prime Instant Video streaming service. One of those shows was Zombieland, an ongoing show based on the same concepts as the movie, but without actors and actresses anyone has ever heard of. After evaluating several factors, including fan voting and other data, Amazon declined to pick up Zombieland. And Rhett Reese was pissed.




Now, I wasn't really following the Zombieland TV show production saga, so maybe I'm wrong and there really was some kind of nerd holocaust regarding the show, but isn't it more likely that Amazon decided not to pick up the show for the same reasons networks decide all the time to cancel fan favorite shows and make dumb reality show or dance competition shows instead? Were Amazon executives really lurking around Tumblr, reading hardcore Zombieland fans bitching about the pilot, and basing their decisions on that? If that were the case, wouldn't every show ever on television be canceled by now?

But hey, if it makes Reese feel better to blame fanboys for his failure in getting this show off the ground, that's his prerogative. But when you're making movies and TV shows that count on a ground swell of support from a hardcore group of fans, maybe you shouldn't lash out at those fans, especially as they're the people most likely to be reading everything you say on the internet. Just some advice from your old pal Jude Terror.

Unless I'm wrong and Zombieland fans are the most powerful lobbying group in all of fandom. If so, maybe you guys could help me get Age of Ultron canceled. I would really like to see that book hated out of existence.


Help spread the word, loyal readers! Share this story on social media:

Comment without an Outhouse Account using Facebook

We get it. You don't feel like signing up for an Outhouse account, even though it's FREE and EASY! That's okay. You can comment with your Facebook account below and we'll take care of adding it to the stream above. But you really should consider getting a full Outhouse account, which will allow you to quote posts, choose an avatar and sig, and comment on our forums too. If that sounds good to you, sign up for an Outhouse account by clicking here.

Note: while you are welcome to speak your mind freely on any topic, we do ask that you keep discussion civil between each other. Nasty personal attacks against other commenters is strongly discouraged. Thanks!
Help spread the word, loyal readers! Share this story on social media:

About the Author - Jude Terror

Jude Terror is the Webmaster Supreme of The Outhouse and a sarcastic ace reporter dedicated to delivering irreverent comics and entertainment news to The Outhouse's dozens of loyal readers. Driven by a quest for vengeance, Jude Terror taught himself to program and joined The Outhouse. He instantly began working toward his goal of forcing the internet comics community to take itself less seriously and failing miserably. A certified trash eater ruining the pristine field of comics journalism with his sarcasm and goofiness, Jude Terror is secretly friendly and congenial, so if you've got a complaint, why not just bring it up to him instead of subtweeting like a jackass, jackass? You can find him on Twitter or try your luck with an email, but keep in mind that he is notoriously unreliable and may not get back to you right away. Unless you want to send him free stuff, in which case he'll get back to you immediately.

More articles from Jude Terror
The Outhouse is not responsible for any butthurt incurred by reading this website. All original content copyright the author. Banner by Ali Jaffery - he's available for commission!