Rose McIver stars 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’s taken a job in the Seattle coroner’s 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 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. (official synopsis via SuperHeroHype)
You know how it goes.
One day you’re an up-and-coming medical student with a gorgeous boyfriend, a promising career beckoning and the very much alive part of the world at your feet …
And the next?
You’re a member of the undead, craving brains, a rather unsocial feeding activity that generally doesn’t result in making friends and influencing people so much as eating them.
Kind of kills of that dream life you had in mind right?
So “Liv” Moore, based on the character in the CD Entertainment Vertigo imprint comic book series by Chris Roberson and Michael Allred does what any resourceful not-alive-anymore soul would do and gets a job at the morgue, eating the brains of the recently departed whose memories she uses to solve the murders that saw them prematurely shuffle off this mortal coil.
It’s an intriguing clever riff on the well-worn zombie trope, and given the CW’s recently sterling track record with shows like The 100 and The Flash, I have high expectations that iZombie could be something truly special and fun to watch.
We’ll find out for sure at 9pm on 17 March 2015 when iZombie premieres on the CW.