iZombie Adaptation is Ready for the Small Screens
iZombie is an upcoming American television series, its is a loose adaptation of the comic book series created by Chris Roberson and Michael Allred, and published by DC Comics’ Vertigo imprint.
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.
Afterward, she had become part zombie and currently works at a coroner’s office so she can eat brains so she can survive, which gave her a useful ability to get the memories from said brains to help solve homicide mysteries.
The comic plot is slightly different to the TV adaptation,
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.
Hopefully iZombie will be on UK screens soon.