I'm leaning toward stupidest idea ever. You don't bill your show as one niche or genre, then shoehorn all these ideas from another niche into it just because the other niche is popular. In other industries, that's known as bait-and-switch. That was the problem with the BSGification of SGU, and the Xmenification of Birds of Prey, and you saw how those did.
Yeah, it is horrible idea. It's pretty much The Walking Dead
for tweens. I'm not sure even Titus Welliver can make it worth watching.