Can they get anyone further from "Woody Harrelson cool" for that role. It's like a youtube fan film version of Tallahassee. Like he was the coolest guy they know that would work on their film.
Rhett Reese, the creator guy said this on Twitter:
10 years ago, a guy came in to audition for Joe Schmo and became our favorite actor in town. 8 years ago, we wrote the part of Tallahassee for him. The part instead went to the incomparable Woody Harrelson. Woody exceeded our every expectation. But when we rebooted Zombieland as a TV pilot, we needed a new Tallahassee. The part just went to the man who started it all. The brightest of diamonds in the proverbial rough. Kirk Ward. A long-overdue thanks to Woody, who can never be replaced. And a welcome to Kirk, who will put a wonderful new spin on Tallahassee!
So it sounds like they at least have a lot of creative freedom over there. That's probably a good sign.