Thede wrote the screenplay and will produce. The story revolves around a group of underachieving friends who live in Atlanta, which becomes overrun by zombies while the friends are taking part in Spelman College’s SpelHouse homecoming event, 10 years after they dropped out of the prestigious Hbcu women’s school. It’s described as “Shaun of the Dead” meets “Girls Trip.”
Thede will produce through her For Better or Words banner along with Jax Media’s Tony Hernandez, John Hodges and Brooke Posch.
The Amazon feature deal comes as Thede’s star is on the rise. She’s the creator of the buzzy HBO series “A Black Lady Sketch Show,” which also features Issa Rae, making it a milestone production for Black female creators.