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Disney Channel Sets 'Zombies' Original Movie

Disney Channel has tapped Dear White People producer Effie Brown to serve as executive producer of the network’s new original movie, Zombies, the network said Thursday. 

The movie, which will air in 2018, will follow unfolding events at a quiet suburban high school after a group of transfer students from nearby Zombietown integrate into the school, according to network officials.

The movie stars Meg Donnelly (American Housewife), Milo Manheim (Ghost Whisperer), Trevor Tordjman (The Next Step) Kylee Russell (Jump In) and Carla Jeffery (Curb Your Enthusiasm).

Along with Brown, Zombies will be executively produced Jeffrey Hornaday, who will also serve as director, as well as choreographer along with Christopher Scott (Teen Beach Movie). 

"We're thrilled to be working with Jeffrey Hornaday again to bring this new world of zombies and cheerleading to life,” said Adam Bonnett, executive vice president, Original Programming, Disney Channels Worldwide in a statement. “Jeffrey and Chris Scott have delivered some of our most memorable musical sequences on Disney Channel; and now with Effie Brown on board as an executive producer, we are excited to deliver this inspirational story about tolerance, inclusion, individuality and conviction – each relatable themes for our viewers."