The CW iZombie Premiere Date, Pictures and Promo Video!

Written by Cecelia Lawshe   // January 11, 2015

Rose McIver, Olivia 'Liv' Moore, iZombie

Promo video and pictures as The CW announces iZombie’s premiere date of Tuesday, March 17th, after The Flash!

With The CW network’s new iZombie series premiering after The Flash on Tuesday, March 17th, you may have to get past the ick factor, but executive producer Rob Thomas says the series will be different from “The Walking Dead”!

One major difference will be the people won’t look like zombies. Exec producer Diane Ruggiero joked, “The CW decided they wanted pretty people for a change.” Another difference is the undead characters on iZombie are self-aware. They can look at the “undead in pop culture” to help understand themselves.

iZombie series synopsis

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.  Now as one of the newly undead, Liv is doing her best to blend in and look as human as possible.  Her appearance 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 former fiancé, Major, her mother, Eva, 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 clever 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 brilliant but eccentric boss, Dr. Ravi Chakrabarti, discovers her secret and is surprisingly excited about the scientific possibilities.  Dr. Ravi even helps Liv in her search for Blaine, the zombie responsible for her current undead status.

Even with her boss’ enthusiasm, Liv remains resigned to an eternity as a zombie without hope or purpose – until she realizes that with every brain she consumes, she retains a portion of that person’s memories.  Liv suddenly begins to experience disturbing and often violent visions from the point of view of the murder victims.  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 she can find purpose in her undead existence by helping Clive solve the murders of those who are indeed fully dead.

The iZombie series stars Rose McIver as Olivia ‘Liv’ Moore, Malcolm Goodwin as Clive Babineaux, Rahul Kohli as Dr. Ravi Chakrabarti, Robert Buckley as Major Lilywhite, and David Anders as Blaine DeBeers.

Promo pictures for iZombie

Promo video for iZombie

Check out iZombie, and watch Liv eat brains, when it premieres on Tuesday, March 17th, 2015, after The Flash on The CW!

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