Zombies 3 Updates: Expected Release Date Status, Cast Change, Plot and More


“Zombies 3,” the third and final installment in Disney Channel’s series of supernatural musicals, is officially in production. The film is technically stylized as “Z-O-M-B-I-E-S 3,” which stands for “Zombies 3.” With the help of upbeat choreographed dance numbers, Zed (Milo Manheim) and Addison (Meg Donnelly) will once again unite their town of humans, zombies, and werewolves.

As noted on the Internet Movie Database, the first “Zombies” film was adapted from “Zombies and Cheerleaders,” a 2012 pilot episode for a show that was never picked up by Disney Channel. According to Deadline, when the show was resurrected as a Disney Channel movie in 2018, it debuted with a completely new cast and quickly rose to the top of the ratings for viewers aged 6 to 14, becoming the most-watched telecast for the entire year. When “Zombies 2” premiered in 2020, it was able to maintain the same ratings as the first season, allowing the series to maintain its top-rated status for a second year.

So, both fans and Disney Channel have high expectations for “Zombies 3,” which, if the glowing meteorite that turned Addison’s hair bright blue at the end of “Zombies 2” is any indication, will introduce an otherworldly angle to the zombie franchise. This page contains all of the information fans need to know about “Zombies 3,” including the release date, cast, and plot.

Zombies 3 Expected Release Date

While “Zombie 3” was announced without a specific release date in mind, the timing of the first two films, as well as some industry rumors about the film’s current production status, provide fans with some clues as to when the film will hit theatres. “Zombie 3” will be released in theatres on October 26th.

According to Inside the Magic, preproduction on “Zombies 3” appears to have come to a close, with filming scheduled to begin sometime in June 2020. Due to the fact that the film has yet to be given a release date, it is likely that it will not premiere on Disney Channel until the winter of 2022 at the earliest.

Zombies 3 Expected Release Date
Zombies 3 Expected Release Date

Another indicator that this might be the case comes from the previous installments of the franchise. The original “Zombies” film was released on February 16, 2018, two days after Valentine’s Day, and it was a critical success. The premiere of “Zombies 2” took place on February 14, 2020, and the film’s release date coincided with Valentine’s Day. Following the success of the previous installments and the film’s current production schedule, it appears that fans can expect “Zombies 3” to be released sometime around mid-February 2022.

Zombies 3 Expected Cast

Due to the fact that many of the series’ core members will be returning, fans can expect to see both familiar faces and new ones in “Zombies 3.”

Milo Manheim and Meg Donnelly will reprise their roles as the two most prominent characters in “Zombies 3,” Zed and Addison, in the sequel to the hit zombie film. Ariel Martin will reprise her role as Wynter in “Zombies 2,” according to Deadline. In addition, many of the stars from the previous two films will return, including the werewolves introduced in the previous film, Willa, played by Chandler Kinney, Wyatt, played by Pearce Joza, and Wynter, played by Ariel Martin.

Many actors who have been with the show since the beginning will also return, including Trevor Tordjman and Carla Jeffery, who will reprise their roles as cheerleaders Bucky and Bree. At long last, three of the original zombies from the first film will return in the form of Kylee Russel, James Godfrey, and Kingston Foster, who will reprise their roles as Eliza, Bonzo, and Zoey.

Three extraterrestrial visitors to Seabrook, played by Matt Cornet as A-Lan, Kyra Tantao as A-Li, and Terry Hu as A-Spen, will be joining the cast. For now, fans will have to wait and see how these newcomers adjust to their new surroundings in a town that has transformed into a mingling ground for various human and monster communities.

Zombies 3 Expected Plot

In light of the meteorite cliffhanger at the end of “Zombies 2” and the confirmation that a trio of actors who will portray extraterrestrial visitors will appear in the film, viewers can be reasonably certain that some significant plot points will revolve around extraterrestrials. Fans can expect to see more than just an alien invasion in “Zombies 3,” as the film will also feature a return from the dead.

Both Zed and Addison will be entering their senior year at Seabrook High School, which will present them with a slew of challenges to overcome before any visitors from another world arrive, according to a plot summary provided to The Hollywood Reporter by Disney Channel. Addison will be assisting her squad in preparing for their international cheer-off, and Zed will be pursuing an athletic scholarship while at school. If he is granted admission, he will become the first zombie from Seabrook to ever attend a four-year university. Milo Manheim, the actor who portrays Zed, has also revealed to Seventeen that there is a possibility that viewers will finally meet Zed’s mother in the third installment.

All of these plans, however, may be thrown into disarray when the three extraterrestrials, A-Spen, A-Li, and A-Lan, arrive on the scene. The hope is that the zombies, aliens, werewolves, and humans can come to some sort of understanding, perhaps through a climactic dance number, but it’s far too soon to speculate on those plot points at this point.

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Zombies 3 Trailer

As of right now, there will be no trailer for the film. Disney+ recently released a brief teaser trailer. You can take pleasure in the teaser until the season 3 trailer is released.


Maria Gasper is a 'The Current' intern. She is a Journalism student at DePaul University in Chicago, Illinois. In June of last year, she was a reporting intern at Financial Planning magazine. She enjoys eating pasta, reading books by her favourite journalists, and playing with her three dogs when she is not writing finance articles. Words from Maria: “Money is a terrible master but an excellent servant.”