First Trailer for CW’s iZOMBIE, Premiering March 17

Rose McIver

The CW network has released the first-look trailer for their new series iZombie, starring Rose McIver and based off the DC/Vertigo comic series from Chris Roberson and Mike Allred, and adapted by Veronica Mars creator Rob Thomas.

The show also stars Malcolm Goodwin, Rahul Kohli, Robert Buckley and David Anders, and is slated to premiere on Tuesday, March 17th at 9pm on The CW.

Hit the jump to check out the iZombie trailer.

They’ve basically scrapped everything from the comic but the name and the protagonist having white hair. Thomas’ involvement is the only thing that still gives me hope it won’t be a total trainwreck.

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Rose McIver (“Masters of Sex,” “Once Upon a Time”) stars as Olivia “Liv” Moore, 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. As one of the newly undead, Liv has devised a way to resist her baser urges to devour fresh human brains – she’s taken a job in the Seattle coroner’s office. In this appropriately dead-end job, she can secretly snack on the brains of the many Jane and John Doe corpses that make a final stop in the morgue. Liv remains resigned to an eternity without hope or purpose, until she realizes that with every brain she consumes, she retains a portion of that person’s memories, and she begins to experience visions from the point of view of the murder victims. It’s not the same as being alive again, but at least she can find purpose in her undead existence by helping to solve the murders of those who are indeed fully dead.