New Zealand-born Rose McIver - Tinker Bell on ABC's Once Upon A Time - has been cast in the lead role of Olivia “Liv” Moore on The CW and Warner Bros. TV's iZombie pilot based on the Vertigo/DC series by Chris Roberson and Michael Allred, according to Wednesday's Hollywood trades.
Veronica Mars creator Rob Thomas and the Veronica Mars feature film co-writer Diane Ruggiero are the writing/executive producing team developing the drama pilot.
The supernatural crime procedural centers on Liv," a medical student-turned-zombie who takes a job in the Coroner's Office in order to gain access to the brains she must reluctantly eat so that she can maintain her humanity. However, with every brain she eats, she inherits the corpse's memories. With the help of her medical examiner boss and a police detective, she solves homicide cases in order to quiet the disturbing voices in her head."
One Tree Hill's Robert Buckley (as Liv's former fiancé/love interest), Malcolm Goodwin, Alexandra Krosney, and David Anders have been previously cast in the pilot.