iZombie tells of Olivia “Liv” Moore, a medic, who attends a party that turns into a zombie feeding frenzy! Now undead she finds by eating brains she gets the person’s memories, which comes in handy for detective work!
The series star is Rose McIver who plays Liv is known for her appearances in Masters of Sex and Once Upon a Time. Rose was born in Auckland, New Zealand but now lives in Los Angeles and considers both as home.
One time New York resident Malcolm Goodwin who plays Detective Clive Babineaux has had numerous film and television roles. He is in the upcoming film Run All Night which stars Liam Neeson and was a series regular role on A&E’s Breakout Kings.
Rahul Kohli who plays Dr Ravi Chakrabarti, Liv’s boss, was born in London England. He has theatre expericenxe as well as appearing on British tv’s Eastenders and Holby City.
iZombie premieres at 9pm on the CW Channel on Tuesday March 17, 2015.
iZombie – Official Lowdown
Olivia “Liv” Moore was 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.
Now as one of the newly undead, Liv is doing her best to blend in and look as human as possible. Her appearance passes for “Goth,” with shockingly pale skin and nearly white hair, and her demeanor has gone from exuberant to exhausted.
The change in Liv is baffling to her former fiancé, Major, her mother, Eva, and her best friend and roommate, Peyton, who still has the high-energy, Type-A personality that Liv has completely abandoned.
Despite her post-traumatic ennui, Liv has devised a clever 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, Liv can secretly snack on the brains of the many Jane and John Doe corpses that make a final stop in the morgue.
Despite carefully covering her tracks, Liv’s brilliant but eccentric boss, Dr Ravi Chakrabarti, discovers her secret and is surprisingly excited about the scientific possibilities. Dr Ravi even helps Liv in her search for Blaine, the zombie responsible for her current undead status.
Even with her boss’ enthusiasm, Liv remains resigned to an eternity as a zombie without hope or purpose – until she realizes that with every brain she consumes, she retains a portion of that person’s memories. Liv suddenly begins to experience disturbing and often violent visions from the point of view of the murder victims.
Much to the surprise of Dr Ravi and homicide detective Clive Babineaux, Liv often has detailed knowledge of crime scenes and motives that she can’t easily explain. Posing as a psychic, she works with Detective Babineaux to investigate these crimes and discover who is responsible.
It’s not the same as being alive again, but at least she can find purpose in her undead existence by helping Clive solve the murders of those who are indeed fully dead.
Cast includes Rose McIver as Olivia “Liv” Moore, Malcolm Goodwin as Clive Babineaux, Rahul Kohli as Dr Ravi Chakrabarti, Robert Buckley as Major Lilywhite and David Anders as Blaine DeBeers.