We were just thinking the other day that there aren’t enough zombie projects in the works… NOT! In any event, The CW is about to jump on the undead bandwagon with an adaptation of DC Comics’ iZombie.
Per Deadline, after wrapping his fan-funded “Veronica Mars” movie, Rob Thomas is reuniting with the film’s co-writer, Diane Ruggiero, for a zombie TV series. The CW has put in development “iZombie,” which Thomas and Ruggiero will write based on the characters created by Chris Roberson and Michael Allred and published by DC Comics’ Vertigo imprint.
“iZombie,” from Warner Bros. TV and Rob Thomas Productions, is a supernatural crime procedural that centers on a med student-turned-zombie who 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; and 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.
Thomas and Rugierro, who previously served as an exec producer on Thomas’ series “Veronica Mars” and “Cupid” and is a consulting producer on A&E’s “Bates Motel,” are executive producing with fellow frequent Thomas collaborators Danielle Stokdyk and Dan Etheridge.
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