If I had gone into this new iZombie trailer cold, I’d probably have a tough time taking it seriously, but with all the positive buzz coming out of the TCAs, it sounds like The CW might have made this work. The show stars Rose McIver as Liv, a former medical resident who planned on doing big things with her life until she walked into a zombie massacre. Now she’s a zombie herself and desperately trying to blend in so her friends, family and colleagues won’t find out.
The humor doesn’t play particularly well and the whole concept feels a little desperate and cheesy, but again, I’m only hearing great things from those who have had the opportunity to catch it early so I’m definitely going to give it a shot when the show kicks off on Tuesday, March 17th at 9pm on The CW. Hit the jump to watch the new iZombie trailer. The show also stars Malcolm Goodwin, Rahul Kohli, Robert Buckley and David Anders.
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Here’s the synopsis for iZombie:
Rose McIver (“Masters of Sex,” “Once Upon a Time”) stars as Olivia “Liv” Moore, 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. As one of the newly undead, Liv has devised a 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, she can secretly snack on the brains of the many Jane and John Doe corpses that make a final stop in the morgue. Liv remains resigned to an eternity without hope or purpose, until she realizes that with every brain she consumes, she retains a portion of that person’s memories, and she begins to experience visions from the point of view of the murder victims. It’s not the same as being alive again, but at least she can find purpose in her undead existence by helping to solve the murders of those who are indeed fully dead.