Friday, March 13, 2015

The newest comic book adaption to become a television series iZOMBIE debuts on CW Network Tuesday, March 17

The CW Network which already has several popular television shows based on DC comic books (Arrow, The Flash) is debuting another one on Tuesday, March 17, 2015 called iZOMBIE.  This new television show is based on a comic book series of the same name published by DC Comics' Vertigo imprint about a zombie who helps solve murder mysteries.

iZOMBIE stars Rose Mclver as Olivia “Liv” Moore an over-achieving medical resident who had her life plans completely mapped out, until she attends a party that unexpectedly turns into a zombie feeding frenzy. Liv begins to transform into a zombie and finds herself needing to eat human brains to maintain her human side.  She begins works at a coroner's office to give her access to the brains she must eat to survive where she learns a side effect of her new diet is the ability to absorb the memories of the deceased, which helps her solve homicides.  The televisions series also stars Malcom Goodwin, as police detective Clive Babinaux who learns Liv's secret and begins asking for her help to solve crimes, and Rahul Kohli, as Dr. Ravi Chakrabarti who is Liv's boss and knows her secret and acts as if he is helping her as he secretly studies her.

In a nice tribute to the show's origins the opening credits provide a comic-style overview of the characters and plot of iZOMBIE created by Michael Allred who is the original iZombie comic book artist.  While the show does have a dark premise it is being produced by Rob Thomas, the creator of Veronica Mars, and the show appears from its previews to have a light-hearted  vibe to it.  It airs at 9pm and probably isn't a good fit for kids to view but seems like it would be of interest to adults who enjoy paranormal mysteries with a campy side to them.  Plus the show appeals to the CW's young adult audience which means it'll be filled with actors and actresses that will make this the opposite of The Walking Dead with zombies and the undead that look probably pretty attractive.  You wouldn't see Rose Mclver as she's made up in iZombie taking on Rick Grimes in The Walking Dead for sure!

If you tune in to iZombie feel free to share your thoughts of the show with A GEEK DADDY blog, we'd enjoy knowing your thoughts and opinions.

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