As reported last week, iPOP alumni Matt Cornett will appear in the third installment of the popular DCOM film franchise ‘Zombies.’ In the feature ‘Zombies 3’, Cornett and co-star Kyra Tantao will portray extraterrestrials A-Lan and A-Li, respectively. Newcomer Terry Hu will also star.
According to Deadline, when the “telepathically connected newcomers arrive in Seabrook as Zed and Addison begin their final year at Seabrook High in the town, that’s become a safe haven for monsters and humans alike.” Fans of the prior films will see the return of familiar characters like Chandler Kinney (Willa), and Pearce Joza (Wyatt) among others. The film will be directed by Paul Hoen, with David Light and Joseph Raso developing the screenplay.
Matt will be joining the popular Zombies franchise and what has been a rating success for Disney Channel. The premiere telecast of ‘Zombies’ (2018) and its sequel (2020) ranked #1 across cable for the year among Kids 6-11 and Tweens 9-14. In a statement to Deadline, SVP of Casting for Disney Branded Television, Judy Taylor, shared this:
“Our Zombies franchise has created a remarkable connection with kids everywhere, thanks in large part to the characters’ optimistic and relatable attributes that help them build identity, overcome obstacles and foster an inclusive community.” She continued by stating, “The story in this installment further develops those same the
mes with the introduction of new outsiders played by a talented and diverse group of actors.”
The announcement serves as another career accomplishment for Matt. The iPOP Alumni also returned this year for the second season of his hit Disney Channel show, ‘High School Musical: The Musical: The Series.’
Matt Cornet has trailblazed in the industry with roles in Southland, Criminal Minds, and The Middle. Cornett began his path to success after attending iPOP LA and has continued to excel in Hollywood.
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