The CW Developing iZombie Drama Series From Veronica Mars Creator Rob Thomas

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izombieThe dead are walking on over to The CW.

The network is developing a drama series based on DC Comics’ iZombie property, and Veronica Mars creator Rob Thomas is on board to produce, Deadline reports.

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Billed as a supernatural crime procedural, the project centers on a med student-turned-zombie who takes a job at the coroner’s office to gain access to the brains she must reluctantly eat to maintain her humanity. But with each brain she consumes, she inherits the corpse’s memories, and 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.

Thomas will pen the script with his frequent collaborator Diane Rugierro.



Comments (46)

  • Sounds a little like Tru Calling, Zombified.

    Comment by mayiread – November 7, 2013 01:32 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Awww, I used to love Tru Calling. That was a great show. Hopefully this will be as good.

      Comment by KM – November 7, 2013 02:29 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • Me too, I still have the DVDs. I wish we’d gotten some sort of resolution to it.

        Comment by Brooke – November 7, 2013 02:38 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • lets put it this way ,
      ya can’t go wrong with characters that need to EAT BRAINS :)

      Comment by Joseph Angelo – November 7, 2013 07:56 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Someone call Eliza Dushku!

      Comment by Dr. M – November 7, 2013 10:42 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Sounds like it might have a bit of a Warm Bodies vibe to it.

    Comment by Alia – November 7, 2013 01:35 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Ugh, Rob why do you keep working with The CW?

    Comment by Zach – November 7, 2013 01:35 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Wut…. what happened to Rob’s Les Miserables project? Or he’s juggling many things now? Well, interesting project. Let’s see whether it’d fall through.

    Comment by VMarsConfessions (@VMarsConfession) – November 7, 2013 01:36 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Okaaaay…I’d much rather Rob started working on Season 4 of a new Veronica Mars series for cable or Netflix.

    Comment by alistaircrane – November 7, 2013 01:38 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • going to wish for this on every birthday cake forever more

      Comment by liz – November 7, 2013 09:25 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Either way it’s Rob Thomas and a teenage girl solving crimes. I’m in!!!!!

    Comment by Nate – November 7, 2013 01:46 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Med students generally aren’t teenaged

      Comment by brycealexander – November 7, 2013 05:16 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • no, just no

    Comment by meatwad – November 7, 2013 01:48 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • For me I’m getting burnt out on all the comic book turned TV show stuff. And this one sounds kinda stupid.

    Comment by wrstlgirl – November 7, 2013 01:49 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • No one’s making you watch it, hun.

      Comment by alistaircrane – November 7, 2013 02:22 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • Never said they were sweetie.

        Comment by wrstlgirl – November 7, 2013 02:29 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
        • If so, then why are you getting burnt?

          Comment by Farley Ong – November 7, 2013 07:21 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
          • Just seems like all I see anymore are reports that this comic or that comic is being turned into a television series. I’m not saying they won’t be good, it’s just getting tiresome. Between that and all the remakes no one has an original idea anymore.

            Comment by wrstlgirl – November 7, 2013 07:46 PM PDT  
  • uh….um…….yeah no thanks

    Comment by Michael Lee Kirk – November 7, 2013 01:56 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • this will probably be the hottest zombie in history and show almost no signs of actually being a zombie

    Comment by meatwad – November 7, 2013 01:57 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • She’ll have a single decaying scar on her cheek but even that scar will be kind of cute.

      Comment by dude – November 7, 2013 03:35 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Why do they always turn high concept shows into cop shows? This is exactly what ruined Awake on NBC a few years ago.

    Comment by kavyn – November 7, 2013 02:11 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • its so the general public will accept it because anything more complicated than a crime of the week has been deemed to hard for people to get according to tv executives.

      Comment by Alan – November 7, 2013 02:13 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • so the cw has decided that they are going to adapt every comic book they can get their hands on then, cool. izombie was a decent concept, should be able to transfer it to screen pretty easily and rob thomas is great so this should be at least decent.

    Comment by Alan – November 7, 2013 02:12 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • This before Amazon/Wonder Woman? Well, at least it’s a female lead.

    Comment by Michael Sacal – November 7, 2013 02:12 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Alona Tal better be calling her agent right now.

    Comment by rod – November 7, 2013 02:14 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Yes please. I hope the Les Mis project is still on the table as well. Sign me up for both.

    Comment by murley – November 7, 2013 02:21 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Hahaha I’m sorry, but this just sounds like one of those parody concept pitches. :) I don’t think I’d ever be able to take it seriously. “I solve crimes! And eat brains!”

    Comment by JC – November 7, 2013 02:36 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • This sounds like some awful CBS show. However, with Rob Thomas on board I will give it a shot. Veronica Mars was probably initially described as a modern Nancy Drew procedural, and we all know it turned out to be so, so, much more.

    Comment by Jo – November 7, 2013 02:43 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • What is that the 7th pilot the CW has in development right now?

    IZombie
    Hourman
    1930s Hollywood show produced by Ellen Degeneres
    Western/Mars show from Bruno Heller
    Flash
    SPN Spinoff
    Futuristic Oz show

    Comment by Firelight19 – November 7, 2013 03:07 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • why are you surprised by this? its common practise to have lots of pilots in development.

      Comment by Alan – November 7, 2013 03:08 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • Ya but the CW doesn’t have the same budget and as many spots to fill as the rest of the networks.

        Comment by Firelight19 – November 7, 2013 03:31 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
        • They’ve picked up 5 new shows the last two seasons so 7 pilots doesn’t sound so crazy. I’m pretty sure they had more pilots in development last season.

          Comment by dude – November 7, 2013 03:37 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
        • And not all of the pilots are going to be turned into series.

          Comment by Rook – November 7, 2013 05:10 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Also the avenger from dc comics may.

      Comment by Arrowfan – November 7, 2013 03:16 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Leave it to the CW to turn zombies into hot teenagers. I know they’re going from source material, but I never thought I’d see a day where that became mainstream.

    Comment by E – November 7, 2013 03:12 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • This almost sounds like Diana Rowland “My Life as a White Trash zombie” series of books. Excellent series of books by the way. Same premise with big differences in the details.

    Comment by Lisa S. – November 7, 2013 06:11 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • I thought the same thing! Zombie works in a coroner’s office to get brains. I hope Rowland has a good lawyer since they’re ripping off her concept.

      Comment by KS – November 9, 2013 08:54 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • Whatever changes the CW might make to the source material, the characters in iZombie premiered in 2009 with the official series beginning in 2010 … the first book in Rowland’s series wasn’t published until 2011.

        Comment by ThatGuy – February 18, 2014 02:03 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • sounds a bit dumb, but Rob Thomas is fantastic so I’ll give it a shot based on his involvement.

    Comment by liz – November 7, 2013 09:23 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • It would appear the Zombie craze cannot be stopped. Oh well, I quite enjoyed the vampire craze, I guess it’s time for zombie fans to have their day.

    Comment by not a fan of Zombies – November 7, 2013 10:03 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Yep, Rob Thomas, I am there for you. Actually sounds kind of fun. Hmmm, is Kristen Bell busy?

    Comment by Karen – November 8, 2013 01:21 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Sounds like they are going to ruin the book completely. Unfortunate.

    Comment by Mark Cole (@viznix) – November 8, 2013 08:33 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Rob Thomas. Enough Said.

    Comment by boone – November 8, 2013 11:12 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • a few seasons back they said the CW was going to have a Zombie show centered on two sisters surviving together, but that never happened, I will be surprised if this does! But seeing what they did with Beauty And The Beast, making the guy just some hunky guy who isn’t really a beast, I doubt I will be interested, even though I love anything zombie most of the time, this sound rather silly! It probably wont last anyway, even if it does get to air, but who knows! At least its a show with a female lead as a hero of sorts, but how can they call this a drama really, it sounds too funny to be a drama!

    Comment by Clara Johnson (@claramjAnnaTorv) – November 12, 2013 03:50 PM PDT  Reply To This Post

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