iZombie, the upcoming Rob Thomas-produced, comic-based zombie detective series has been set for a March premiere by the CW.
Inspired by Vertigo comic created by Chris Roberson and Michael Allred, iZombie will premiere Tuesday, March 17th on the CW at 9 p.m., following current superhero hit The Flash. The series stars Rose McIver 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 shes taken a job in the Seattle coroners 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 persons memories, and she begins to experience visions from the point of view of the murder victims. Its 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.”
The premiere is directed by Thomas, who’s best known as the creator of Veronica Mars and the great Starz comedy series Party Down.