CW gives ‘iZombie’ a second season


The adventures of mystery-solving, brain-eating zombie Olivia “Liv” Moore will continue for another year, since the CW has renewed “iZombie” for a second season.

Based on the DC/Vertigo comic-book series, “iZombie,” the freshman series was adapted for the screen by “Veronica Mars” creator Rob Thomas. And fans of that beloved show have taken note of the similarities between that and this new mystery solver, played by Rose McIver.

The series premiered in March to positive reviews and an average audience of under 2 million. While that’s not as big as CW’s other comic-book-based series, it has the potential to grow its audience as time goes on, much the way “Veronica Mars” went from a canceled series to a feature film.


DC Comics have been a great source of material for CW, with both “Arrow” and “The Flash” being breakout hits. The channel is also developing a third superhero series spinning off from “Arrow” and “Flash.”

The renewal of “iZombie” marks the ninth CW series picked up for the new season. Previously announced renewals include “Arrow,” “The Flash,” “Jane the Virgin,” “Reign,” “Supernatural,” “The 100,” “The Vampire Diaries” and “The Originals.”

Follow me on Twitter: @patrickkevinday