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CW Releases New 'iZombie' Poster


CW is starting to promote their planned quirky horror dramedy, iZombie, with photos and this new poster featuring stars Rose McIver as zombie/psychic/morgue assistant Liv, Malcolm Goodwin as Clive Babinaux and Ruhul Kohli as Dr Ravi Chakrabarti. The series is produced by Veronica Mars creators and producers Rob Thomas and Diane Ruggiero-Wright based on the Vertigo Comics series of the same name.

Considering the show is a Fall replacement and won't debut until late in the season CW probably didn't want the hype surrounding other comic book-based shows like Constantine, Gotham and Flash to completely overshadow the fact that their show is also coming. Although, it is not as anticipated as those other ones but the premise is quirky enough to give it a chance among the younger demo the CW craves. 


The medical student turned zombie eats the brains of the newly dead from her job at the morgue and in the process acquires the victims' memories allowing her to help solve the mystery of their deaths. The premise is a great foundation and without an official trailer out yet it's hard to determine the execution of what could potentially be an undead version of Mars


The show also stars Robert Buckley (One Tree Hill) as Major Lilywhite, Alexandra Krosney (Last Man Standing) as Peyton Charles, David Anders (Once Upon a Time, The Vampire Diaries) as Blaine DeBeers and Nora Dunn (Entourage, Saturday Night Live) as Eva Moore.

If you absolutely want to see a trailer, unofficial and low-res, then you can click HERE.


If you'd rather read the collected volume of iZombie by Chris Roberson and Michael Allred to get familiar with the characters (even though the show will stray from its source) you can order a discounted paperback HERE.


Official description:
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. Despite her post-traumatic ennui, Liv has devised a way to resist her baser urges to devour fresh human brains – she’s taken a job in the Seattle coroner’s office. In this appropriately dead-end job, Liv can secretly snack on the brains of the many Jane and John Doe corpses that make a final stop in the morgue. Despite carefully covering her tracks, Liv’s boss, Dr. Ravi Chakrabarti, discovers her secret and is surprisingly excited about the scientific possibilities. Even with her boss’ enthusiasm, 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. Liv begins to experience visions from the point of view of the murder victims. Much to the surprise of Dr. Ravi and homicide detective Clive Babineaux, Liv often has detailed knowledge of crime scenes and motives that she can’t easily explain. Posing as a psychic, she works with Detective Babineaux to investigate these crimes and discover who is responsible. It’s not the same as being alive again, but at least Liv can find purpose in her undead existence by helping Clive solve the murders of those who are indeed fully dead.
The series stars Rose McIver (“Masters of Sex,” “Once Upon a Time”) as Liv, Malcolm Goodwin (“Breakout Kings”) as Clive Babineaux, newcomer Rahul Kohli as Dr. Ravi Chakrabarti, Robert Buckley (“One Tree Hill”) as Major Lilywhite, Alexandra Krosney (“Last Man Standing”) as Peyton Charles, David Anders (“Once Upon a Time,” “The Vampire Diaries”) as Blaine DeBeers and Nora Dunn (“Entourage,” “Saturday Night Live”) as Eva Moore.
Based upon characters created by Chris Roberson and Michael Allred, and published by DC Entertainment’s Vertigo imprint, iZOMBIE is from Bonanza Productions Inc. in association with Spondoolie Productions and Warner Bros. Television, with executive producers Rob Thomas (“Veronica Mars,” “Party Down,” “Cupid”), Diane Ruggiero-Wright (“Veronica Mars,” “The Ex List,” “That’s Life”), Danielle Stokdyk (“Veronica Mars,” “Party Down,” “Cupid”) and Dan Etheridge (“The Carrie Diaries,” “Veronica Mars,” “Party Down”). The pilot was directed by Rob Thomas.

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