The CW might soon have the weirdest zombie drama ever.
The network has given a pilot order to iZombie, a project based upon a DC Comics title with the same name.
For those unfamiliar with its premise: “A med student-turned-zombie takes a job in the coroner’s office to gain access to the brains she must reluctantly eat to maintain her humanity, but with each brain she consumes, she inherits the corpse’s memories. With the help of her medical examiner boss and a police detective, she solves homicide cases in order to quiet the disturbing voices in her head.”
So it’s like having a zombie series and a medical drama and a cop drama … all in one show! Plus, it’s showrunners are Rob Thomas and Diane Ruggiero (Veronica Mars). Earlier this month, The CW also announced plans for a Veronica Mars digital spin-off with Thomas.
The pickup comes in addition to two CW drama pilots ordered earlier today, plus two titles ordered much earlier in the season: The Flash starring Grant Gustin (that’s in addition to the two embedded pilots for the project that aired as part of Arrow this season) and the Supernatural spinoff, which now has a working title — Supernatural: Tribes.