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.

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  1. Et al says:

    I couldn’t stand him on OTH but actually ended up liking him on 666, so I guess I’m happy.

  2. didi says:

    Pffft…zombies do not go to college.

  3. Adam Lenhardt says:

    It still seems strange to me that they’re casting the lead last rather than building the cast around the lead.

  4. CK says:

    Is it just me or is he a dead ringer for Ryan Eggold? I was about to make a comment about this alluding to what would happen to him on the Blacklist. I still can’t believe that Ryan Eggold wasn’t on 666 park avenue.

  5. JanArrah says:

    Stop this.. just stop. This isn’t iZombie. This is garbage. Go back to the drawing board and start over again.

  6. Allyson says:

    I loved him on One Tree Hill as Clay. Now, I have to wonder when will the zombie/supernatural shows STOP?! I mean there are already like a thousand of them. Time for a little originality.

  7. justsaying says:

    Is this what happened to iCarly after the show got cancelled?

  8. Rod says:

    I trust Rob Thomas, VMArs is kind of a masterpiece, but this show reminds me of Dollhouse, where the lead got imprinted with all of this personalities and she could use and take advantage of the abilities she learned.