There’s more Zombies coming to Disney Channel.
The fourth film has received the green light, currently under the working title Zombies 4, Ayo Davis, President of Disney Branded Television, announced Saturday during Disney’s 2024 Television Critics Association winter press tour.
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Not only that, but the franchise is expanding with Zombies: The Re-Animated Series — the first ever animated series for this franchise. That’ll debut on Disney Channel and Disney+ this summer.
Production on Zombies 4 is set to begin in New Zealand in March. Meg Donnelly and Milo Manheim are reprising their roles as Addison and Zed, Seabrook’s star-crossed zombie/cheerleader couple. They will also executive produce.
Chandler Kinney and Kylee Russell will also return as werewolf Willa and loveable zombie Eliza, respectively.
Zombies 4 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.
Newcomers to the cast include Freya Skye and Disney Channel star Malachi Barton, who will play new characters Nova and Victor, mysterious supernatural strangers whom Zed and Addison encounter during their summer travels.
No word yet on when the film will debut.
Paul Hoen will return to direct the fourth installment. The movie was written by David Light, Joseph Raso, and Josh Cagan. In addition to Manheim and Donnelly, the film’s executive producers include Hoen, Light, Raso, Jane Fleming and Mark Ordesky. Mahita P. Simpson is a co-executive producer on the film, which is a production of Bloor Street Productions.
Zombies is one of Disney Branded Televisions most successful franchise, having amassed a collective 253M hours watching across linear and streaming since their respective debuts. The music from the films is also a big hit, and Disney says it has managed over 2.7B streams across YouTube Music, Disney Channel YouTube and Disney Music Vevo.
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