"They want a new, sort of cool, female lead on The CW. They want something in the vein of Buffy or Veronica Mars. So they are asking me to write [iZombie] in the tone that I normally write. It will not be zombie apocalypse show, it will be fun, cool, smart, funny single-female lead who happens to be a zombie. She has to eat brains in order to survive. We're not sticking that close to the comics, the thing we're taking from the comic is this mid-20s female zombie who eats brains and gets the memories of the dead. But we put her in a coroners office so there's a case of the week, each week where she gets snippets of memories of the deceased and tries to solve the crime."
That's Veronica Mars creator Rob Thomas discussing his adaptation of Chris Roberson and Michael Allred's comic book iZOMBIE with IGN. Sounds like fans of the book shouldn't expect a page-by-page reconstruction of the fan favorite title. It's more of a conceptual, re-imagining of the source material, similar to AMC's The Walking Dead. But that's were the similarities between the two shows will end as Thomas makes it clear that his series is not set in a zombie apocalypse.
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