iZombie (The CW 2015, Rose McIver, Malcolm Goodwin)

In iZombie Olivia “Liv” Moore was a rosy-cheeked, disciplined, over-achieving medical resident who had her life path completely mapped out… until the night she attended a party that unexpectedly turned into a zombie feeding frenzy. As one of the newly undead, Liv is doing her best to blend in and look as human as possible.

Her appearance now passes for “Goth,” with shockingly pale skin and nearly white hair, and her demeanor has gone from exuberant to exhausted. The change in Liv is baffling to her mother, her former fiancé, Major, and her best friend and roommate, Peyton, who still has the high-energy, Type-A personality that Liv has completely abandoned. Despite her post-traumatic ennui, Liv has devised a way to resist her baser urges to devour fresh human brains – she’s taken a job in the Seattle coroner’s office.

In this appropriately dead-end job, Liv can secretly snack on the brains of the many Jane and John Doe corpses that make a final stop in the morgue. Despite carefully covering her tracks, Liv’s boss, Dr. Ravi Chakrabarti, discovers her secret and is surprisingly excited about the scientific possibilities. Even with her boss’ enthusiasm, Liv remains resigned to an eternity without hope or purpose, until she realizes that with every brain she consumes, she retains a portion of that person’s memories. Liv begins to experience visions from the point of view of the murder victims.

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Much to the surprise of Dr. Ravi and homicide detective Clive Babineaux, Liv often has detailed knowledge of crime scenes and motives that she can’t easily explain. Posing as a psychic, she works with Detective Babineaux to investigate these crimes and discover who is responsible. It’s not the same as being alive again, but at least Liv can find purpose in her undead existence by helping Clive solve the murders of those who are indeed fully dead.

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Rose McIver as Olivia “Liv” Moore
Malcolm Goodwin as Clive Babinaux
David Anders as Blaine DeBeers
Rahul Kohli as Ravi Chakrabarti
Robert Buckley as Major Lilywhite

other cast info
Alexandra Krosney as Peyton Charles (Original Pilot)
Aly Michalka as Peyton Charles
Molly Hagan as Eva Moore
Nora Dunn as Eva Moore (Original Pilot)

key behind the scenes crew
Chris Roberson as Original Author
Dan Etheridge as Executive Producer
Danielle Stokdyk as Executive Producer
Diane Ruggiero as Creator/Executive Producer
Michael Allred as Original Author
Rob Thomas as Creator/Executive Producer/Director of Pilot

show type
drama based on a comic book

broadcast from

network and production companies
The CW – DC Comics – Rob Thomas Productions – Warner Bros. Television

Alastair James is the editor in chief for Memorable TV. He has been involved in media since his university days. Alastair is passionate about television, and some of his favourite shows include Line of Duty, Luther and Traitors. He is always on the lookout for hot new shows, and is always keen to share his knowledge with others.