Get ready for more undead fun as Disney Branded Television announces the much-anticipated fourth installment in the Zombies movie franchise.
The announcement, made at the Television Critics Association winter press tour, comes with the return of fan-favorite stars Meg Donnelly and Milo Manheim as Addison and Zed, who will not only reprise their roles but also take on executive producer duties. Production is set to kick off in March in the picturesque landscapes of New Zealand.
The latest film’s official description teases an exciting storyline, stating, “The franchise’s fourth installment follows Zed and Addison as they embark on a road trip the summer after their first year of college. As adventures unfold, they unexpectedly discover the warring worlds of Sunnyside and Shadyside and come into contact with two new groups of monsters.”
Fans can also anticipate the return of Chandler Kinney and Kylee Russell as werewolf Willa and zombie Eliza, while newcomers Freya Skye and Malachi Barton join the cast as Nova and Victor, described as “mysterious supernatural strangers whom Zed and Addison encounter during their summer travels.”
The success of the Zombies series is undeniable, with the films gaining immense popularity since the debut of the original on the Disney Channel in 2018. The music from the franchise has amassed over 2.7 billion streams across various platforms, solidifying its cultural impact.
Soundtracks for Zombies and Zombies 3 even secured the number one spot on the Billboard Top Kid Albums chart. The upcoming Zombies: The Re-Animated Series is slated to premiere this summer on Disney Channel and Disney+.
The creative team remains consistent, with Paul Hoen returning as the director of Zombies 4, and David Light and Joseph Raso handling the screenplay alongside Josh Cagan. The powerhouse lineup of executive producers includes Hoen, Light, Raso, Donnelly, and Manheim, along with Jane Fleming and Mark Ordesky, ensuring the continuation of the franchise’s success.
Bloor Street Productions is set to produce the highly anticipated undead spectacle. Fans of the Zombies series can expect more infectious music, thrilling adventures, and monstrous surprises when the fourth installment hits the screens.