Veronica Mars fan fave Jason Dohring is finally joining the iZombie fray — and he’s got ties to Season 3’s new antagonist.
The actor will recur on Mars creator Rob Thomas’ undead CW drama as Chase Graves, the brother-in-law of Vivian Stoll, TVLine has learned. (For those who need a refresher, she’s the Fillmore Graves CEO who presented a “Are you with us or against us?” scenario to Liv at the close of Season 2.)
Chase — who makes his debut in Episode 8, titled “Eat a Kinevel” — is also a member of the Fillmore Graves hierarchy, meaning Dohring may get his zombie wish.
Thomas has more than once expressed his desire to have Logan Echolls’ portrayer on the CW series. “I’d just been emailing Jason, saying, ‘We’re going to find something great for you this year,’ and then he got cast in The Originals, and I sighed heavily,” Thomas told TVLine last September. He can also be seen discussing the subject in the below Comic-Con video.
Dohring — whose other credits include Moonlight and Ringer — isn’t the first Veronica Mars alum to appear on iZombie. Enrico Colantoni, Percy Daggs III, Ryan Hansen, Daran Norris and Adam Rose have all done guest spots, while Kristen Bell made a voice cameo.
iZombie is slated to return midseason.