Production has begun on Disney’s Zombies, a music and dance-filled Disney Channel original Movie. Set for premiere in 2018, the movie is directed by Jeffrey Hornaday, choreographed by Christopher Scott and Hornaday (both of Teen Beach Movie), and executive produced by Effie Brown (Star, Dear White People) and Hornaday. Meg Donnelly (ABC’s American Housewife) and Milo Manheim (Ghost Whisperer) will both star alongside Trevor Tordjman (The Next Step), Kylee Russell (Jump In) and Carla Jeffery (Curb Your Enthusiasm).
Disney announces start of production and cast of Disney's "Zombies," the new music and dance-filled DCOM about zombies and cheerleaders. Set for 2018, the powerhouse team behind the movie include: director/choreographer Jeffrey Hornaday, choreographer Christopher Scott (both of #TeenBeachMovie). Effie Brown ("Star," "Dear White People") and Hornaday to executive-produce. #DisneyZombies @megdonnelly @trevorflanny @kyleerussell @carlajj93 @milo_jakob
The film’s plot will follow a groundbreaking semester at Seabrook High School; the pride and joy of Seabrook, a suburban town preoccupied with uniformity, traditions and pep rallies. That is until transfer students from Zombietown integrate into the school and a cheerleader and zombie football star, Addison and Zed, fall in love. Now, amid chaos and confusion, it’s up to them to lead their community to coexistence.
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 story is by David Light & Joseph Raso, and teleplay by David Light & Joseph Raso and Josh Cagan (The Duff). Light and Raso also serve as co-producers.