After wrapping his fan-funded VERONICA MARS movie, Rob Thomas is reuniting with the film’s co-writer Diane Ruggiero for a zombie drama series project based a DC property, according to Deadline.
The CW has put in development "iZombie", which Thomas and Ruggiero will write based on the characters created by Chris Roberson and Michael Allred and published by DC Comics’ Vertigo imprint. The timing is good as zombies cannot be hotter at the moment with AMC’s "The Walking Dead" shattering ratings records and Brad Pitt’s WORLD WAR Z doing well in theaters recently. Additionally, there are three series projects about loved ones coming back from the dead: "Babylon Fields" at NBC, a remake of the hit French drama "The Returned" at A&E, and ABC’s midseason series "Resurrection".
iZombie, from Warner Bros TV and Rob Thomas Prods, is a supernatural crime procedural that centers on...
...a med student-turned-zombie who 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, and 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.