Digging into the guts of iZombie season three with Rose McIver...
Everybody hide your brain –cult comic adap iZombie is back for a third season.
liv Moore’s life as a secret zombie certainly hasn’t been boring, and according to executive producer Rob Thomas, there’s plenty more for her to struggle with in iZombie’s third season. With zombie-making energy drink company Max Rager a thing of the past, Liv (Rose McIver) will find herself facing a brand new Big Bad. “In their place is a new organisation that we met in the season two finale: Fillmore Graves,” Thomas reveals. “It’s a Blackwater-like military contractor, except they are all zombies. They are essentially preparing for the day when humans discover that zombies are walking among them. They want Liv to be part of the organisation. So in season three, the bad guys are more murky. They’re asking a real question of Liv: when the day comes when you have to choose between humans or zombies, what side are you on?” Embracing who she is now plays a big part of the season’s dilemma for Liv, which actress Rose McIver says she’s looking forward to exploring. “I think the cure has become a conflict,” she admits. “Liv doesn’t want to eat brains, or not be able to have children. There are distinct reasons why being a zombie is inconvenient, but it’s a big part of her identity now. She’s found a lot of purpose and meaning by helping people.” In the meantime, Liv also has to contend with her former fiancé, Major Lilywhite (Robert Buckley), returning to his own zombie status after his “cure” wore off. Now they’re brain-eating comrades-in-arms, which McIver says opens the door for a lot of comedy. “Episode two has me eating the brain of a protective father who has an angsty daughter whose brain is eaten by Major. It’s going to be great. Buckley playing a teenage daughter is going to be a howler,” she laughs. “Their dynamic lends itself to a lot of comedy. Plus our big season arc is developing. We have some great interwoven stories now, so the brains can serve that instead of being just procedural.” But don’t worry, Thomas confirms the show’s “brain-ofthe-week” format isn’t going anywhere. “It’s so much fun and we like that there is a sense of conclusion at the end of every show,” he says. “We like the occasional ‘no case of the week’, but it’s the rarity.”
iZombie season three will air on The CW in 2017.
Not quite Dixon Of Dock Green.