Source | Aside from the purported zombie war happening in “iZombie” season 3, fans are also anticipating Liv Moore’s love story, who has never been lucky when it comes to her romantic relationships.
Loyal followers of the series know that Liv’s (Rose McIver) boyfriends always end up dead. Lowell (Bradley James) and Drake (Greg Finley) both died in seasons 1 and 2, respectively, leaving Liv alone. McIver even joked before that nobody wanted to be cast as her love interest because they know they would end biting the dust.
However, during last month’s San Diego Comic Con, executive producer Rob Thomas teased that Liv would have a new boyfriend in the third installment. “Liv will have a love interest this year who does not die,” he told TV Line.
He quickly added, though, that Liv still won’t have a happily ever after with her new boyfriend and that they would break up by season 3’s finale. However, Thomas notes that “whoever that is, the relationship will not end because of death.”
Thomas might have likewise teased that the romance between Liv and ex-fiancé Major (Robert Buckley) would be rekindled in season 3, something that fans have been speculating on. However, he didn’t offer any formal confirmation of that angle, so fans would have to wait until season 3 starts airing to find out for sure.
Meanwhile, The CW has confirmed that “iZombie” would see a shorter third season containing only 13 episodes. That is three episodes shorter than season 2’s offering. According to TV Insider, fans surmised that poor ratings have to do with the network’s decision to make season 3 shorter.
“iZombie” premiered with a whopping 2.29 million viewership in 2014, but it dropped to a measly 1.53 million viewers in the season 2 premiere based on 18-49 demographics, according to Nielsen, as reported by Zap2It’s TV by the Numbers.
Still, some fans say that a season with 13 episodes is normal for a show that premieres midseason. Neither the network nor Thomas has yet to speak out on this matter.
“iZombie” season 3 is expected to premiere sometime in January as part of The CW’s midseason roster. In the meantime, stay tuned for more updates about the series’ upcoming installment.