‘iZombie’ Officially Returning for a Season 2 on The CW
Good news, iZombie fans. The CW has decided to renew the hit television series for a second season, providing a nice counterbalance to the grimy, broody world of The Walking Dead. Zombies aren’t all doom and gloom, you know. The show, based on the comic book series of the same name, recently ended its first season — and you won’t have to wait long for Rose’s next chapter to arrive.
Per Deadline, the Season 2 renewal of iZombie was pretty much expected, given how well the series has been received by critics and how fond CW executives are of the show, which debuted midseason. iZombie’s popularity is thanks in part to series producer Rob Thomas, known best for gone-too-soon shows like Party Down and Veronica Mars.
iZombie stars Rose McIver as an ambitious and happy young medical student who is extremely dedicated to her studies. Everything in Rose’s life is going according to plan until she attends a party that turns out to be a zombie buffet. Now living as one of the undead, Rose uses a new job at a coroner’s office to harmlessly consume the brains of corpses, but her new food has an unexpected side effect: she experiences the memories of the dead. In an effort to live a meaningful life, Rose sets about trying to solve murder cases using the memories from the brains she eats.
The series is based on characters created by Chris Roberson and Michael Allred, and was developed by Thomas. Season 2 will premiere this fall.