Rob Thomas Talks Changes Made in iZombie. The CW’s Rob Thomas marks his return to television with his new series iZombie. The creator of Veronica Mars had some time to discuss about his new show and the changes that were made from the comics it originated from.
Sitting down with DC All Access, Rob Thomas spoke about the process of adapting iZombie from page to screen saying that there were certain changes that needed to be made to make the show unique.
In the comic book, there are all sorts of monsters, but that HBO show True Blood was already doing the all the monsters,” said Thomas of the decision to change so much from the comics. “And there’s also like a vampire/werewolf/ghost show. So I wanted to stay out of that territory.
With that being said, Thomas also added that they tried to carry the concept and tone of the show from the comics into the show. “I think what we carried over was the big idea of the comic book which is this woman in her mid-20s becomes a functioning zombie and when she eats brains she inherits the memories,” Thomas told ComicBook.com. He even spoke about keeping the show at a similar process like Veronica Mars.
Even in the comic book she tries to solve these outstanding issues of the dead and we play that in the TV series as well. What I needed was a story mechanism that allowed her to do it every week. I wanted very closed cases and working in the police morgue gave me a dead, murdered body each week which made it easier to adapt as a TV show.
iZombie stars Rose McIver, Malcolm Goodwin, Rahul Kohli, Robert Buckley and David Anders. Based upon characters created by Chris Roberson and Michael Allred, and published by DC Entertainment’s Vertigo imprint. The show releases on March 17.
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