Earlier this year, we reported that a TV series based on DC’s iZOMBIE  had been given a pilot order by The CW and that a main cast for the project had been assembled. Now we know that iZombie won't get stuck in pilot purgatory, as it recently received a full series order by The CW.

The zombie-centric series will be set up as a crime procedural based on the comic book series that started in 2010 from Chris Roberson and Michael Allred:

“Gwen Dylan is a gravedigger in an eco-friendly cemetery…and a zombie detective. Once a month, she has to eat a human brain – both to keep from going all “Night of the Living Dead,” and to keep her own memories intact. As a result, Gwen’s mind is crowded with the dead person’s thoughts. And lately, she feels compelled to fulfill their final requests. Torn between a mysterious mummy and a dashing young monster-hunter, Gwen is set for adventures beyond imagination! A were-terrier, a swinging ’60s ghost and a pack of paintball blasting vampires complete the cast of I, ZOMBIE.”

The plot of the iZOMBIE  TV series, however, will be slightly different from the comic book series:

"A med student-turned-zombie takes a job in the coroner’s office to gain access to the brains she must reluctantly eat to maintain her humanity, but with each brain she consumes, she inherits the corpse’s memories. With the help of her medical examiner boss and a police detective, she solves homicide cases in order to quiet the disturbing voices in her head. Based on the characters created by Chris Roberson and Michael Allred, and published by DC Comics’ Vertigo imprint. Cast: Rose McIver (Liv)." 

Veronica Mars‘ Rob Thomas and Diane Ruggiero have written the pilot and will executive produce. In March it was announced that Rose McIver (Once Upon a Time) would play the lead role in the project. Joining Rose McIver in the main cast is Robert Buckley as Liv’s former fiancé, Malcolm Goodwin as the police detective, Alexandra Krosney as Liv’s best friend, and David Anders as a villain.

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