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Disney Branded Television Greenlights Fourth ‘ZOMBIES’ Movie With Milo Manheim and Meg Donnelly During #TCA24

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“ZOMBIES 4” (working title), the latest movie in the hugely popular “ZOMBIES” franchise, has received a greenlight from Disney Branded Television, it was announced during the 2024 Television Critics Association winter press tour.


The Details

The franchise’s fourth installment follows Zed (Milo Manheim) and Addison (Meg Donnelly) 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.

Production on “ZOMBIES 4” will begin next month in New Zealand, with Donnelly and Manheim set to reprise their roles as Seabrook’s star-crossed cheerleader/zombie couple.

Donnelly and Manheim will also executive produce this time.

Cast members Chandler Kinney and Kylee Russell will be returning as werewolf Willa and loveable zombie Eliza, respectively. They were introduced in “ZOMBIES 2.”

Newcomer Freya Skye and Disney Channel star Malachi Barton (Disney’s “Villains of Valley View”) have been cast in the roles of new characters Nova and Victor, mysterious supernatural strangers whom Zed and Addison encounter during their summer travels.

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From Left: Kylee Russell, Freya Skye, and Malachi Barton

No hint on what these new supernatural groups of monsters will be, but the movies have already included zombies, werewolves, and aliens (“ZOMBiES 3”).

DGA Award-winner Paul Hoen, director of all three “ZOMBIES” films will return to helm “ZOMBIES 4.” The movie was written by David Light and Joseph Raso (nominees for a Humanitas Prize for “ZOMBIES”), and Josh Cagan (“Under Wraps 2”).

In addition to Manheim and Donnelly, the film’s executive producers include Hoen, Light, Raso, Jane Fleming (“The Quest”), and Mark Ordesky (“The Lord of the Rings” film trilogy). Mahita P. Simpson is a co-executive producer on “ZOMBIES 4,” which is a production of Bloor Street Productions.

When we hear of an airdate, we’ll let you know.


The Animated Series

If you’ve been wondering about the status of “ZOMBIES: The Re-Animated Series,” which was first announced last summer at the Annecy Film Festival, we have an update.

According to Disney Branded Television, the franchise’s first-ever animated series, will debut this summer on Disney Channel and Disney+.

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