By D23 Team
Production has begun on the next Disney Channel Original Movie, Zombies. Set to premiere in 2018, the story centers on a groundbreaking semester at Seabrook High School, the pride and joy of the town of Seabrook, which is rooted in traditional suburban life, thrives on uniformity, and loves a good pep rally! When transfer students from Zombietown transfer to Seabrook High, chaos ensues, particularly when a cheerleader, Addison, and a zombie football star, Zed, fall in love. Expect awesome music, amazing dancing, and a story about the undead that’s filled with life and heart.
Zombies is directed by Jeffrey Hornaday, choreographed by both Christopher Scott and Jeffrey Hornaday (whose moves you know from Teen Beach Movie), and executive produced by Effie Brown and Jeffrey Hornaday. 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 film stars American Housewife’s Meg Donnelly (above left) as Addison and Milo Manheim (above right) as Zed, Trevor Tordjman (below left) as Addison’s cousin, Jump In’s Kylee Russell (below center) returns to the DCOM family as Zed’s zombie best friend, and Carla Jeffery (below right) joins as Addison’s friend Bree.
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