Pilot Scoop: One Tree Hill's Robert Buckley Returns to The CW in Rob Thomas' iZombie

Robert Buckley iZombieRobert Buckley is about to find himself among the undead in The CW’s drama pilot iZombie, TVLine has learned.

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The potential series, from Rob Thomas Productions and Warner Bros. Television, follows a med student-turned-zombie who uses her job at the coroner’s office to feed her uncontrollable cravings. The catch? With each brain she eats, she obtains the corpse’s memories.

Buckley (One Tree Hill666 Park Avenue) has been cast as Major, a seemingly perfect former college football player-turned-environmental engineer. Major was recently engaged to a woman named Liv, with whom he’s trying to remain friends despite still being in love with her.

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Buckley joins previously announced cast members Malcolm Goodwin (Breakout Kings), Alexandra Krosney (Last Man Standing) and David Anders (The Vampire Diaries).

In addition to directing the pilot, Rob Thomas also co-wrote with Diane Ruggiero. Both will executive-produce, alongside Danielle Stokdyk and Dan Etheridge.