Maiara Walsh (Switched at Birth) will play the role previously portrayed by Emma Stone in the 2009 film. The 2009 film, directed by Ruben Fleischer, also starred Jesse Eisenberg as Columbus and Woody Harrelson as Tallahassee.
Wichita is 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.
Walsh previously played Eva Longoria's niece Ana on Desperate Housewives. She's also appeared on The CW's The Vampire Diaries and Mean Girls 2.