Last year, it was revealed that Disney would be making a fourth instalment in its popular “ZOMBIES” franchise and today, Disney has officially confirmed at the 2024 Television Critics Association winter press tour in Pasadena, California, that it has greenlighted a brand new fourth instalment in the “Zombies” franchise, which 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.

Production on “ZOMBIES 4” (working title) will begin next month in New Zealand, with Meg Donnelly and Milo Manheim set to reprise their roles as Addison and Zed, Seabrook’s star-crossed zombie/cheerleader couple. Donnelly and Manheim will also executive produce.

Cast members Chandler Kinney and Kylee Russell will return as werewolf Willa and loveable zombie Eliza, respectively. 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.

DGA Award-winner Paul Hoen, director of all three “ZOMBIES” films and a record-setting 16 Disney Channel Original Movies (“The Luck of the Irish,” “Jump In,” “Let it Shine,” “Camp Rock 2”) will helm “ZOMBIES 4” (working title). 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” (working title), which is a production of Bloor Street Productions.

It was also announced that “ZOMBIES: The Re-Animated Series,” the franchise’s first-ever animated series, will debut this summer on Disney Channel and Disney+.

The previous three “ZOMBIES” films are available to stream now on Disney+.    No release details have been revealed on when the film might be released on Disney+.

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“ZOMBIES 4” (working title) brand extensions will include a cross-category product line of apparel, accessories, costumes and fashion dolls by Mattel, and more.

One of Disney Branded Television’s most successful franchises, the premiere telecasts of all three “ZOMBIES” films ranked No. 1 among Kids 6-11 and Tweens 9-14 when they debuted (2018, 2020, 2022), and have logged 253 million hours watched across linear and streaming since launch.

Additionally, the films’ music has amassed over 2.7 billion streams across YouTube Music, Disney Channel YouTube and Disney Music Vevo – while soundtracks for “ZOMBIES” and “ZOMBIES 3” hit No. 1 on the Billboard Top Kid Albums chart. Overall, the “ZOMBIES” franchise has earned one certified platinum single and five certified gold singles from the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA).

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