7 Things You Didn’t Know About iZombie
iZombie is unlike any other show on The CW. The relatively new series was developed by Rob Thomas and Diane Ruggiero-Wright and is loosely based on the comic book series of the same name. iZombie premiered back in 2015 and is already onto its third season! It has received rave reviews from critics and garnered a strong fan base. In honor of the shows success, here’s a look at 7 things you might not have known about iZombie!
7. The Zombie Look
The zombie transformation requires a lot of make-up, a wig and a little bit of CGI. When Liv goes into full zombie mode her eyes turn red which is when the CGI comes into play. According to make-up artist Amber Trudeau, they used contact lenses in the pilot, but had to switch over to CGI because it had a better effect and the lenses were making Roses’ eyes all watery. It seems the make-up process is just as complex with a lot of different blends. “Her eyes can look a lot darker in the morgue, so it took about six episodes to really get the look as perfect as we could in every atmosphere we were shooting,” said Trudeau.
6. Same Creative Team as Veronica Mars
Fans of Veronica Mars will love iZombie because both shows share the same creative team! Rob Thomas, the talented creator behind Veronica Mars, is the brains (pun intended) behind the CW’s iZombie. The two shows have a lot of similarities that come from Thomas, like those iconic voice overs from Veronica Mars and it’s another show centered around a strong, female character. He also cast a few of the same actors like Jason Dohring, Enrico Colantoni and Darren Norris.