The project follows Liv, 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.
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.
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Buckley will play Major, the former fiancé of Liv, who has yet to be cast. Major is trying to make the transition to friend — despite still being in love with her. A former college football player-turned-environmental engineer, Major is perfect in an awe-inspiring, non-annoying way.
He joins Malcolm Goodwin, Alexandra Krosney and David Anders on the supernatural drama project.
Best known for playing Clayton Evans on The WB/CW drama “One Tree Hill,” Buckley’s television credits also include NBC’s “Lipstick Jungle,” ABC’s “666 Park Avenue” and guest roles on The CW’s “Hart of Dixie” and “Privileged.”
“iZombie” is based on the comic book characters created by Chris Roberson and Michael Allred, and published by DC Comics’ Vertigo imprint.
The project is executive-produced and written by Thomas and Diane Ruggiero with Danielle Stokdyk and Dan Etheridge also serving as executive producers.
WME, Interlink Management and firm McKuin Frankel Whitehead represent Buckley.