Ever since Zombies premiered in February of 2018, we’ve been obsessed. The Disney Channel Original Movie starred Milo Manheim, Meg Donnelly, Trevor Tordjman, Kylee Russell, Carla Jeffery and more, and with a cast that epic, it’s only natural that it quickly became one of our faves, right?
Well guys, you might want to prepare yourselves because Disney just announced that they’re making a sequel to it and um, we’re freaking out! That’s right, you’re about to see Zed and Addison dance and sing on screen all over again, and we couldn’t be more excited.
In case you forgot, the first movie was an epic musical that focused on Zed, a zombie football player that fell in love with Addie, a human cheerleader. OK, you may be thinking, why (and how) is a zombie attending high school? Well, in the movie, after an accident at the power plant caused half the population to turn into brain-eating zombies, the government created something called “Z-Bands,” which deliver soothing electromagnetic pulses to keep the zombies from you know, eating human flesh and brains.
We caught up with Milo back in November of 2018, and while he didn’t have any confirmation about a sequel, he was really hoping for one.
“Look, I think, in my opinion, it would be dumb not to do it,” he told J-14 exclusively. “I mean, it’s such a great movie. Everyone loves it – but I haven’t heard anything. I’ve heard some things, but nothing like solid. But I’m hoping that we do it. I want to do it — it was fun!”
And when we asked if the rest of the cast would be down he said, “Absolutely!”
Now, three months later, we can confirm it’s finally happening!
“Zombies took our worldwide audience of kids and families by storm with its powerful themes and incredible music,” the president and chief creative officer of Disney Channels Worldwide, Gary Marsh, said in a statement. “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.”
According to the press release, “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.”
Um, we are so here for this! Naturally, the cast is freaking out about the news too, and they took to Twitter to share their excitement.
“#ZOMBIES2 WHO IS READY,” Meg wrote.
#ZOMBIES2 WHO IS READY
— meg donnelly (@ImMegDonnelly) February 11, 2019
“We have some very special news,” she added in a video posted to Disney Channel’s Twitter. “There’s going to be a Zombies 2! We are so excited and I’m so excited to be back filming with all the cast that I love so much. We want to thank you, the fans, for being so amazing because if it wasn’t for your love and support there wouldn’t be a Zombies 2. So thank you so much. We love you so much.”
— Disney Channel (@DisneyChannel) February 11, 2019
“Guess what I’m going to be doing this summer? Filming Zombies 2! Woo! I am so excited,” Milo added. “This is all because of you guys. The Zombies fans are basically the best fandom in Disney Channel history and I just want to say, you guys are amazing. I am so excited to be doing Zombies 2. It’s gonna be the best movie ever. I love you guys.”
Production will begin in the spring, and we seriously cannot wait.
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