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Another DC comic adaptation coming to the CW in the 2014-2015 season is iZombie, a series that will bring Veronica Mars' Rob Thomas and Diane Ruggiero-Wright back to the network for a crime-solving drama with a zombie twist. Based on characters created by Chris Roberson and Michael Allred, iZombie centers on Liv, a college student-turned-zombie who's getting her fill of brains at the local coroner's office, where she works. CW isn't releasing a trailer for iZombie yet, but they have given us a couple of glimpses, including the photo above, which shows Rose McIvor's Liv having a snack.
And this video is a montage of everything CW has coming up in the 2014-2015 season. You'll catch a couple glimpses of iZombie there too...
In one scene, it looks like we're either seeing Liv in full-zombie mode OR -- and I'm leaning toward this second theory-- she's in costume...
The synopsis for iZombie (below) does say Liv was turned at a party. Maybe it's a costume party? Because her zombie look seems much more exaggerated here than it does in the other glimpses we see of her, including this one...
Here's the official synopsis for the series.
Olivia “Liv” Moore was 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 is doing her best to blend in and look as human as possible. Her appearance now passes for “Goth,” with shockingly pale skin and nearly white hair, and her demeanor has gone from exuberant to exhausted. The change in Liv is baffling to her mother, her former fiancé, Major, and her best friend and roommate, Peyton, who still has the high-energy, Type-A personality that Liv has completely abandoned.
The fact that the zombie in this series is beautiful isn't a surprise. This is the CW, where the "Beast" in Beauty and the Beast is good looking. Take into account CW's ensemble of young and beautiful characters and iZombie looks like it'll fit right in, even if its lead character's decaying a bit. Rose McIver isn't just beautiful, she's also adorable. There's no denying that. And the dance-gif above makes me think her cuteness will be utilized in this series, which might add a bit of humor to the tone, as we see this college student trying to turn her zombie lemons into zombie lemonade by solving crimes. We'll have to wait and see how the preview looks once CW gives us a peek at this series.
We'll be waiting a while for iZombie to debut, as CW has this one lined up for midseason. View the full 2014-2015 CW schedule here.