The CW Renews ‘iZombie,’ ‘The Originals’

Network has renewed every returning series aside from two freshman dramas

Last Updated: May 10, 2017 @ 5:23 PM

The CW has renewed its remaining returning series, “iZombie” and “The Originals,” the network announced Wednesday.

“iZombie” will return for Season 4, and “The Originals” will return for Season 5, in the 2017-18 season.

This means The CW has renewed its entire returning slate aside from two freshman dramas, “No Tomorrow” and “Frequency.” On the new series side, the network has picked up four so far: “Black Lightning,” “Dynasty,” “Life Sentence” and “Valor.”

“iZombie,” from Rob Thomas, is described as a “zom-dram-rom-com” and follows Rose McIver as Liv, a med student who woke up as a zombie during the pilot, and has chosen a career investigating murders thanks to intel from the brains she was consuming to stay alive.

Based upon characters created by Chris Roberson and Michael Allred, and published by DC Entertainment’s Vertigo, “iZombie” is from Bonanza Productions Inc. in association with Spondoolie Productions and Warner Bros. Television, with executive producers Thomas, Diane Ruggiero-Wright, Danielle Stokdyk and Dan Etheridge.

“The Originals” is a spinoff of “The Vampire Diaries,” which ended after eight seasons this season.

The show is from Bonanza Productions Inc. in association with My So-Called Company, Alloy Entertainment, Warner Bros. Television and CBS Television Studios. Julie Plec, Michael Narducci and Leslie Morgenstein are executive producers.