The TV adaptation of writer Chris Roberson and artist Mike Allred's Vertigo Comics series iZombie is one step closer to being a series, after news broke Wednesday that the show has gotten the green-light for a pilot at The CW.

The pilot will still be written by Veronica Mars creator Rob Thomas and co-writer Diane Ruggerio, and it'll be a little different from the comic.

Deadline describes the show as "a supernatural crime procedural that centers on a med student-turned-zombie who takes a job in the coroner’s office to gain access to the brains she must reluctantly eat to maintain her humanity, but with each brain she consumes, she inherits the corpse’s memories."

Fans will remember the eating-brains-to-stay-human part of the story, but the crime procedural stuff is new. Gwen working in the coroner's office instead of as a gravedigger presumably puts her nearer to crimes she can solve "with the help of her medical examiner boss and a police detective."

There's still no word yet on how Ellie the ghost, Scott the were-terrier and other fan-favorite supporting characters will be incorporated into the show.


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