It appears The CW is taking cues from television’s seemingly insatiable desire for zombie action by pushing ahead with a new dramedy entitled iZombie.
Starring Rose McIver in the title role, the series will orbit around her character of Olivia “Liv” Moore, a former medical student who succumbs to a virus that transforms her into a rather insightful flesh-eater. But The Walking Dead this is not, as The CW’s rendition of zombies is much more passive given that the overarching story seems to revolve around Liv’s efforts to blend into society without her family and friends ever discovering her darkest secret.
Malcolm Goodwin, Rahul Kohli, Robert Buckley and David Anders will also star in the show and while the core concept isn’t exactly revolutionary, the first look trailer does a good job of showcasing iZombie‘s innate potential.
The CW’s flesh-eating drama will make its debut on Tuesday, March 17th at 9pm, at which point we’ll have a better idea as to whether iZombie can become a breakout hit on the network as it looks to beef up its midseason schedule.
Rose McIver (“Masters of Sex,” “Once Upon a Time”) stars as Olivia “Liv” Moore, a rosy-cheeked, disciplined, over-achieving medical resident who had her life path completely mapped out… until the night she attended a party that unexpectedly turned into a zombie feeding frenzy. As one of the newly undead, Liv has devised a way to resist her baser urges to devour fresh human brains – she’s taken a job in the Seattle coroner’s office. In this appropriately dead-end job, she can secretly snack on the brains of the many Jane and John Doe corpses that make a final stop in the morgue.
Liv remains resigned to an eternity without hope or purpose, until she realizes that with every brain she consumes, she retains a portion of that person’s memories, and she begins to experience visions from the point of view of the murder victims. It’s not the same as being alive again, but at least she can find purpose in her undead existence by helping to solve the murders of those who are indeed fully dead.
Source: The CW