DC has yet another show in development on the CW and this one is called ‘iZombie’. While DC hasn’t been doing as well on the movie front as Marve,l they have been tearing up the ratings on television. With the success of ‘Arrow‘ and it’s upcoming ‘Flash’ spin-off. It looks like it’s time for them to follow in the footsteps of Image’s success and put out a zombie show such as ‘The Walking Dead’!
Not that you can really compare ‘iZombie’ to ‘The Walking Dead’ as the two have nothing in common past the word “zombie”. The series is about an intelligent zombie who has to eat brains in order to maintain her humanity. The twist is that the brains she eats doesn’t just enable her to keep her humanity but also gives her the memories from each brain she consumes and she uses that new knowledge to help solve homicide cases which quiet the voices from the dead she has consumed. So what we have here are: intelligent zombies, not a post apocalyptic world, a crime drama, and being on the CW let’s just assume a YA romantic entanglement is going to happen as well.
The show will be put together by Rob Thomas (‘Veronica Mars’, ‘90210’) and Diane Ruggiero (‘Veronica Mars’, ‘Bates Motel’) who will also be co-writing the series for The CW.
It’s no surprise that anyone with a chance to focus on zombies would pass up the undead with the success of both ‘The Walking Dead’ and ‘World War Z’. Mix in the fact that DC has been coming up with a slew of new shows past what is already out including ‘Hourman‘, ‘Gotham‘, and ‘Constantine‘. Unlike DC’s other shows, though, ‘iZombie’ is set in their line of Vertigo comics so you can’t expect to see any crossovers here.
Told from a female zombie’s perspective, this smart, witty detective series mixes urban fantasy and romantic dramedy. Here’s the official synopsis:
Gwendolyn “Gwen” Dylan is a 20-something gravedigger in an eco-friendly cemetery. Once a month she must eat a human brain to keep from losing her memories, but in the process she becomes consumed with the thoughts and personality of the dead person – until she eats her next brain. She sets out to fulfill the dead person’s last request, solve a crime or right a wrong.
Our zombie girl detective is joined by a radical supporting cast: her best friend Eleanor, who happens to be a swinging ’60s ghost, a posse of paintball blasting vampires, a smitten were-dog and a hot but demented mummy.
Fans of the undead I can’t help but ask – Are you excited to see ‘iZombie’ coming to the big screen? Or is ‘The Walking Dead’ more your cup of tea?