Maiara Walsh will be fending off the walking dead…
The 24-year-old half-Brazilian actress has landed one of the leading roles in Amazon’s comedic television adaptation of the 2009 hit film Zombieland.
The comedy continues the events of the feature, with new actors taking over the roles of Columbus, Tallahassee and Wichita, previously played by Jesse Eisenberg, Woody Harrelson and Emma Stone, respectively, in the 2009 Ruben Fleischer feature.
Walsh, who has most recently appeared on ABC Family’s Switched at Birth, will play Wichita, a natural con-woman and tough girl who with her younger sister Little Rock (Izabela Vidovic) teams up with Columbus (Tyler Ross) to survive the zombie apocalypse and search for survivors.
Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick will write the script for Sony Pictures Television, which is producing the pilot for Amazon.
Walsh previously played Eva Longoria‘s niece, Ana, on ABC‘s Desperate Housewives. She also appeared on the CW‘s The Vampire Diaries and the TV movie Mean Girls 2.