To quote Major Lilywhite: “Zombies? C’mon.”
Spoiler alert: iZombie is a big contender for multiple top honors at this year’s borg.com Best of the Year awards. Veronica Mars creator Rob Thomas did the unthinkable this year by putting together a big hit for Warner Bros. on par with both his own tale of a butt-kicking young woman but also the ultimate series of the genre, Buffy the Vampire Slayer. The writing, the characters, and the actors make for a surprising hit show. The other unthinkable bit? After much kicking and screaming, Thomas finally sucked us into the zombie genre and even The Walking Dead was unable to do that.
Happily audiences and the CW agreed with us and quickly renewed iZombie for Season 2. It’s “in the can” and ready to air next month.
Where we last left Rose McIver’s medical-resident-turned-morgue-dwelling zombie-police aide Liv Moore, Liv had made her life into a complete mess in classic TV cliffhanger style. What’s to become of boyfriend Major (Robert Buckley) now that he knows she’s a zombie? It’s not really the end for fan-favorite evil zombie Blaine (David Anders), right? What about the fate of Liv’s poor brother, and will her roommate ever talk to her again after she witnessed Liv in full-on zombie mode? Will Liv finally get a taste for brains and throw out the hot sauce?
We can hardly wait to find out. Meanwhile, check out this preview of the premier episode of iZombie Season Two, followed by a San Diego Comic-Con panel from this summer, and if you’ve missed Season One, a great 3-minute catch-up reel:
iZombie returns to the CW Tuesdays at 8 p.m. Central beginning October 6, 2015.