Put Down the Brains and Feast Your Eyes on the First Poster for CW's iZombie
In a little more than a month, iZombie premieres on the the CW, and it's looking to change the way we think about the undead. Written by Veronica Mars's Rob Thomas, iZombie stars Rose McIver as Liv, a bright and organized medical resident whose life is transformed when she is turned into a brain-hungry zombie. Being as smart as she is, Liv has managed to figure out a way that she can satisfy her craving for brains while still maintaining her status as a useful member of society. Now, the first poster for the show has arrived and it features Liv preparing one of her favorite meals.
Humanizing the humble zombie is an interesting idea and it worked well for Jonathan Levine's Warm Bodies, but iZombie goes one step further by having its zombie protagonist helping fight crime via her job at the local morgue. Her appropriately morbid new career allows Liv to feast on all the brains she can handle, but when she discovers that she is able to absorb memories of any brain she consumes, she makes the decision to use her undead powers for good and help out the local police force on their investigations. The only thing that complicates matters is that none of Liv's friends or family know she's a zombie, and keeping an undead heart a secret from the ones you love is not always easy.