iZombie is a new series, based on the DC Comic of the same name, coming to The CW in 2015. The cast stopped by Comic-Con 2014 to let fans in on the new twist on the zombie genre.
The show follows medical student Olivia “Liv” Moore who, after becoming a zombie, breaks up with her fiance and joins a Coroner’s Office in order to gain access to the brains she must reluctantly eat so that she can maintain her humanity. The twist? For every brain she eats, she also inherits the former person’s memories and must now solve their deaths with help from a medical examiner and a police detective. Sounds interesting, right?
The series stars Rose McIver as Olivia, David Anders as spoiled rich zombie Blaine DeBeers, Malcolm Goodwin as homicide detective Clive Babineaux, Rahul Kohli as pathologist Dr. Ravi Chakrabarti, who considers Liv’s condition a great medical discovery and Robert Buckley as Liv’s ex-fiance Major Lilywhite. The entire cast, as well as executive producers Rob Thomas (yes, Veronica Mars Rob Thomas) and Diane Ruggiero, were all on hand at the Con to share their excitement for the series premiere.
When asked about her knowledge of zombie mythology going into the project, Rose admitted that she didn’t know a lot about it to begin with, but that Diane, a huge zombie fan, has been there to share her wealth of knowledge on the subject. McIver also touched on what it’s like to eat brains, saying it’s “like being on someone else’s acid trip,” and that when her character consumes them, she takes on the characteristics of the victim for as long as the brain is working through her system.
Diane expressed that she’s really excited about having a strong female lead and that the tone will be very close to that of Veronica Mars, with the answer behind how Liv became a zombie being the show’s “Lily Kane mystery.”
Malcolm Goodwin told fans that his character takes his job very seriously and is not aware of the supernatural events that surround him. Interestingly enough, Goodwin himself is a believer of the supernatural in real life, as his Great-Aunt Debbie was a psychic.
Creator Rob Thomas went into a little detail on the zombie mythology of the show and told fans that by episode three, they’ll learn that a zombie has to eat brains in order to stay a “freshie” as opposed to a “Romero” (both terms were used to describe the different types of zombies in the writer’s room).
Will you watch iZombie when it premieres on The CW later this year?
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