The renewal was fully expected as the offbeat comic book adaptation was well received by critics and is well liked creatively by the network’s brass, who like the chance to be in business with “Veronica Mars” creator Rob Thomas and believe in the breakout potential of star Rose McIver, says Deadline.
“McIver stars in ‘iZombie’ 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 has taken a job in the Seattle coroner’s office. 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.”
Based upon characters created by Chris Roberson and Michael Allred, and published by DC Entertainment’s Vertigo imprint, “iZombie” is from Spondoolie Productions and Warner Bros. Television. Developed by Rob Thomas and Diane Ruggiero-Wright, the series is executive produced by Thomas, Ruggiero-Wright, Danielle Stokdyk and Dan Etheridge.