Disney Channel is heading back to Seabrook for “Zombies 2,” a sequel to the popular Disney Channel Original Movie “Zombies” from 2018.
Meg Donnelly and Milo Manheim will reprise their roles as Addison and Zed, the human cheerleader and zombie football player who try to unite their school and community. According to Deadline, “the sequel will pick up at Seabrook High, where, after a groundbreaking semester, Zed and Addison continue to steer both their school and community toward unity. But the arrival of a new group of outsiders – mysterious werewolves – threatens to shake up the newfound peace and causes a rift in Zed and Addison’s budding romance.”
“Zombies took our worldwide audience of kids and families by storm with its powerful themes and incredible music,” said Gary Marsh, president and chief creative officer, Disney Channels Worldwide. “We’re thrilled with the work of writers David Light and Joseph Raso and look forward to working again with the immensely talented Meg Donnelly and Milo Manheim, as well as our equally talented director, Paul Hoen, to bring a new chapter of Zombies to life.”
The first “Zombies” movie debuted on February 16, 2018, and attracted 12.8 million viewers over its premiere weekend. It was also the #1 on-demand property for Disney Channel and the #1 title in the DisneyNOW app for 2018. The movie soundtrack also proved extremely popular, debuting at #1 on the Billboard Top Children’s chart and ranking #2 on the iTunes Soundtrack chart and #3 on the iTunes album chart.
The “Zombies” teleplay was nominated for the Humanitas Prize, which honors film and television writing intended to promote human dignity, meaning, and freedom.
Production on “Zombies 2” is scheduled to begin in Spring 2019. A premiere date has not yet been announced, but we’ll keep you updated on the next installment in the “Zombies” story.