CW and Warner Bros. Television has filled its final potential series regular for pilot “iZombie” with newcomer Rahul Kohli.
From “Veronica Mars” creator Rob Thomas, “iZombie” stars Rose McIver as 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.
With each brain Liv 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.
Kohli will play Dr. Ravi Chakrabarti, a high-energy, enthusiastic nerd with a brilliant mind that isn’t equipped with a filter or an off switch. He becomes Liv’s friend, partner and confidant. It’s a mutually-beneficial, yet unlikely, friendship that proves to be as solid as they come.
The British actor has made appearances on BBC drama “EastEnders” and “Holby City.”
Aside from McIver, Kohli joins already announced castmembers Nora Dunn, Malcolm Goodwin, Robert Buckley, Alexandra Krosney and David Anders.
“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.
Byron’s Management (U.K.) represents Kohli.