According to THR, Rose McIver, pictured, is set for the lead role in one of The CW’s buzziest pilots: Rob Thomas’ “iZombie.”
The supernatural crime procedural, based on the DC Comics title of the same name, “centers on Liv (McIver), a medical student-turned-zombie who takes a job in the Coroner’s Office in order to gain access to the brains she must reluctantly eat so that she can maintain her humanity. However, with every brain she eats, she inherits the corpse’s memories. With the help of her medical examiner boss and a police detective, she solves homicide cases in order to quiet the disturbing voices in her head.“
The series also stars Robert Buckley as Liv’s love interest, Malcolm Goodwin, Alexandra Krosney and David Anders.
“Veronica Mars” creator Thomas and Diane Ruggiero will pen the script and exec produce the drama alongside Danielle Stokdyk and Dan Etheridge. Thomas will direct the pilot, which hails from Rob Thomas Productions and Warner Bros. Television. The pilot, which will film in Vancouver, is based on characters created by Chris Robertson and Michael Allred and published by DC Comics’ Vertigo imprint.