Meet the lovely, brain-eating star of The CW's comic-based iZombie series

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Mar 13, 2014, 2:18 PM EDT (Updated)

The CW is tackling one of the quirkiest, coolest comics out there by trying to adapt iZombie for the small screen -- and now they’ve cast the do-gooder, brain-eating star.

Rose McIver (Once Upon a Time, Power Rangers R.P.M.) has signed on to play Olivia “Liv” Moore in the network’s iZombie pilot, according to TV Line. Veronica Mars mastermind Rob Thomas is producing the series, which is based on the award-winning DC Comics series.

McIver’s Liv is a med-student-turned-zombie who takes a job at the coroner’s office to satisfy her brain-eating habit. But she absorbs a corpse’s memories with every brain she eats, so she teams up with the police in an effort to help solve their murders. 

If Thomas can capture the fun and depth of the comic, it could make for one heck of a good series. It also combines three hot genres -- zombies, medical shows and procedurals -- which means it has the potential to be an across-the-board hit. 

Most of the supporting cast has already been filled out, and McIver joins David Anders (The Vampire Diaries), Malcolm Goodwin (Breakout Kings), Robert Buckley (One Tree Hill), Nora Dunn (Saturday Night Live) and Alexandra Krosney (Last Man Standing) in the pilot.

Do you think Thomas can pull it off? Could this fill that Veronica Mars-sized hole in our hearts? You know, just with zombies, too?

(Via TV Line)

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