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Name: iZombie
Creator: Rob Thomas and Diane Ruggiero-Wright
Based on "iZOMBIE" by Chris Roberson and Michael Allred
Date(s): March 17, 2015 - present
Medium: live-action television
Country of Origin: United States
External Links: Wikipedia, Official Site, IMDB
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iZombie is a CW television series that was loosely adapted from the DC Comics's Vertigo comic book series of the same name. It stars Rose McIver as the main character, also starring David Anders, Malcolm Goodwin, Robert Buckley, and Rahul Kohli.


The series that focuses on Olivia "Liv" Moore, a twenty something woman that has her life turned upside down when she is turned into a zombie at a boat party. To survive, she quits her promising career as a doctor and starts working for the Seattle PD morgue. This gives her an unlimited amount of brains to feed her hunger. However, she learns that by eating the brains she receives "visions" of their life, sometimes characteristic traits or skills, other times visions of their killer. Liv uses this power, with the encouragement from her boss, to help the Seattle's PD catch killers while dealing with her undead life.

Rounding out the main cast is Dr. Ravi Chakrabarti, Liv's boss at the morgue who is more fascinated by her condition than scared of it, Detective Clive Babinaux, a newbie dectective that believes Liv's a psychic, Major Lilywhite, Liv's ex-fiancé, and Blaine DeBeers, a drug dealer-turned-zombie whose experimental drug caused the zombie outbreak. Recurring characters include: Peyton Charles, Liv's best friend and roommate, Eva Moore, Liv's mother, and Evan Moore, Liv's brother.


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Pairings for the series so far appear to be: Liv/Ravi ("Ravioli"[1]), Liv/Blaine ("Bliv" or "Liviane"), Liv/Lowell ("Livwell"), Liv/Peyton, and Liv/Clive.

The slash pairing of Ravi Chakrabarti/Major Lilywhite is common, with many fans building on their bromance in the show and their relationship as roommates.

Human AUs and Canon Divergence AUs are common in fanfiction.

Connections with other Fandoms

Both David Anders (Blaine) and Rose McIver (Liv) appeared in the Once Upon a Time television series as Dr. Whale (aka Doctor Frankenstein) and Tinker Bell. David Anders also starred in Heroes as Adam Monroe/Takezo Kensei and Alias as Julian Stak. Malcolm Goodwin (Clive) appeared as Shea Daniels in Breakout Kings. Bradley James (Lowell), who portrayed Arthur in BBC's Merlin first appeared in episode 5.

Many fans refer to it as a "Zombie!Veronica Mars" or describe it like a crossover of VM and Pushing Daisies. At least one fan has compared it with Forever Knight[2].





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  1. ^ Tumblr user reposts a Rob Thomas Tweet
  2. ^ Okay so I just got into iZombie, and now I’m comparing IT to Forever Knight.