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Rose is known for her roles in projects such as "Once Upon a Time", "Maddigan's Quest" and "Power Rangers R.P.M", and can currently be seen in the CW television show "iZombie" as the lead character Olivia 'Liv' Moore.

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Sara   /   Jan 27,2018   /   0 Comments

Hello fellow Brainies! The CW has finally released the official trailer for the season 4 of iZombie, and I’ve attached it below for you to watch. It looks great! In case you’ve missed it, the season premieres on Monday February 26 on The CW.


Sara   /   Jan 15,2018   /   0 Comments

Hello fellow Brainies! Today is the first of 6 remaining Mondays before the season 4 premiere of our favorite show, and we’ll count down with iZombie specials on each of the 6 Mondays! We’ll try to make the wait seem shorter, by looking back at our favorite moments, brains, characters and more. Each post will be different, but they all have in common that they will honor the best Rom-Com-Zom-Dram on television!

For our first post, we’re gonna look back at out 10 favorite brains from season 1, 2 and 3. These are ranked by order of episode, but you can help us rank them by best to worst in the poll at the bottom of the post. There’s been so many great brains over the three seasons, so this was a very hard pick – but these 10 stands out as the most memorable, wittiest and most creative! Make sure to leave a comment in the comments section below, letting us know if you agree or disagree with our list. Is there a certain brain you feel we should have included? Let us know.

To make this post a little diverse, we’ll present some of the brains as videos we have created with our favorite scenes, some with GIFs and some with quotes and information. Thank you so much to one of our favorite iZombie tumblrs, iZombie source, for all the GIFs used in this post. Make sure to follow them if you have an account at the site! Now, let’s get to it shall we?

Crazy Brain (Scott E.) – 1×11

Throughout this list, you’ll probably pick up on that a lot of the brains we’ve chosen are due to the comedy they provide. That said, the reason we have decided to include this first one is not due to the comedy it provides (at least not solely – but we all sure laughed out loud when Liv was shouting at the devil inside the vending machine!). In the episode, Liv eats the brain of Scott E., a former drug dealer with a troubled childhood who previously worked for Stacey Boss. Scott E. was the identical twin brother of Don E., who we met later on in the show (and who is still one of our favorite characters). He was present at the Lake Washington Boat Party, and witnessing the humans turn into zombies mixed with his already unstable mental history (which included hearing voices) pushed him over the edge. He went crazy, and was admitted to the Blooming Grove Mental Hospital. There he started an affair with one of his doctors, Dr. Maddy Larson, who became pregnant with his child after endless tries with her own husband. Scott E. tried to convince her to take an abortion, but Dr. Larson refused and killed him. Once Liv ate his brain, she started hearing voices and seeing a red devil which followed her around. Unlike all the previous brains, it became clear that she would not be getting the regular old flashbacks with people’s memories, but rather learn about Scott E.’s past through these visions. The reason for its inclusion on our list is the very clever writing, which really makes this brain stand out from all the others. Liv and Clive are usually lead to the murderers by following the leads Liv’s flashbacks give them, but we love the idea that getting these hints from the victims aren’t always reliable.

We also have to mention the heartbreaking scene where Liv realize her confession about being a zombie to Major (which he took very well) was all in her head, caused by Scott E.’s condition. Once she meets Major again, she’s unable to confess anything before he tells her that he knows zombies are real, and that he’s going to kill them all. We were brought through all the emotions and visions together with Liv, not knowing what was real and what wasn’t – other than the obvious devil appearances. When Liv realized Johnny Frost was just a vision, we were just as confused as her. The writing in this episode was so good, it really stands out as one of the most creative episodes of the series!

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Sara   /   Jan 10,2018   /   0 Comments

We have the first iZombie news of the year, friends! The CW has finally set a date for the season premiere of iZombie, and it has apparently been moved from its Tuesday spot to Mondays. It’ll follow DC’s “Legends of Tomorrow”, airing at 9 p.m. ET/PT! The premiere will air February 26th. Stay tuned for more iZombie news as we get closer to the date we’ve all been waiting for!

CBR | iZombie, The CW’s rom-com-zom-dram (the network’s words, not ours), will kick off its fourth season Monday, Feb. 26, following
DC’s Legends of Tomorrow.

Loosely based on the DC/Vertigo comic of the same name by Chris Roberson and Mike Allred, iZombie tells the story of med student turned zombie Liv Moore. She eventually discovers that she assumes the personality of the people whose brains she consumes, which helps at her job at the morgue with helping cops solve crimes. The third season ended with the world being informed that zombies exist, and Liv’s friend Ravi ingesting a vaccine for the zombie virus, and urging Liv to scratch him to test it out.

The series came under scrutiny last year following allegations of sexual assault involving actor Robert Knepper. The network conducted an internal inquiry, and subsequently announced it found no evidence of misconduct on the iZombie set. Actors Rose McIver and Rahul Kohli later offered their own separate statements. Knepper was promoted to series regular for Season 4.

Returning Monday, Feb. 26, at 9 p.m. ET/PT on The CW, iZombie stars Rose McIver, Rahul Koli, Malcolm Goodwin, Robert Buckley, David Anders, Aly Michalka, and Robert Knepper.

Sara   /   Oct 05,2017   /   0 Comments

Hello friends! After a busy couple of weeks, I’ve finally had the time to update our site, gallery and YouTube page with all the latest “Behind The Brains” content. For those of you who have been living under a rock the last two iZombie seasons, #BehindTheBrains is what the cast and crew of the show have decided to tag all their filming and on set content on social media. It’s become popular among the fans, and we’ve been doing our best to keep you updated weekly on everything they’ve been up to on our very own Behind The Brains page for the last two seasons. So far it seems the cast have completed episode 5 of the new season, in which Rose takes on the personality of an ice hockey player.

On our season 4 “Behind the Brains” page, you can easily navigate between the different weeks of filming, get easy access to photos and videos, and learn what the cast is currently up to. I’ve been slacking with updates lately due to a hectic period, but I’ll continue to update it weekly like we did before! I have also added all the photos the cast and crew have shared so far which I could find to our gallery, which you can find at the links below. Videos have been uploaded to our account here (these are also embedded on their right weeks at our page).

>> Proceed to our “Behind The Brains” Page <<


Sara   /   Sep 12,2017   /   0 Comments

While we eagerly await season 4 of our favorite show, articles teasing the upcoming season is starting to trickle in. Below you can read an iZombie article ComicBookDC recently posted, where they share parts of their interview with Rose from this year’s San Diego Comic-Con!

Comicbook – In an increasingly polarizing world, iZombie star Rose McIver says she is proud of being part of a show that uses a fantastical world of sentient zombies to comment on the current political environment without being condescending or cruel.

Following the end of season 3, zombies have been revealed to the world, with Seattle being the zombie capital of the United States and a call out for brains from around the country to satisfy the needs of its population. While Seattle has a democratically-elected mayor (also a zombie), its primary authority will be Chase Graves, the corporate executive and military contractor played by Jason Dohring.

“The show has hinged on [zombies] being a secret for so long that [going forward], how was that going to transpire? What happens season 4?” McIver said during a recent conversation with ComicBook.com, suggesting that life under Chase Graves, who is the de facto leader of Seattle’s zombies, is not in Liv’s comort zone at all.

“It’s sort of an authoritarian dictatorship, which obviously she doesn’t respond to, but she also knows that zombies and humans co-existing is an incredible stretch,” McIver added. “How do we find a way that makes everybody feel safe, that makes nobody feel marginalized? It’s so on-point politically right now, it’s something I’m really proud to be a part of that in a comedy, zombie, fun show, still kind of is making comment about how we treat other and how we respond to having to coexist and tolerate and understand each other’s opinions.”

“We’re going to pick up next season three months later, and the United States has walled off Seattle like it’s West Berlin,” showrunner Rob Thomas previously told ComicBook.com. “Chase is hanging on by a very thin thread; it’s like every day is the Cuban missile crisis. Brains are coming in, but they aren’t getting as many as they expected, and zombies are hungry. In fact, the opening sequence in season four is going to follow a brain from the moment a man dies somewhere in Texas to the moment it reaches the brain tube and is ingested by a Seattle zombie. In fact, it’s even going to start earlier than that. We’re going to see a commercial on TV; we want to get someone like Laura Linney making a commercial pleading for the people of the United States to sign their brain donor card.”

While there is no firm premiere date yet for season 4, iZombie will return in early 2018 on The CW. The first three seasons are currently available on Netflix.

Sara   /   Jul 30,2017   /   0 Comments

During San Diego Comic-Con last week, Rose did a bunch of interviews for different news outlets and magazines. Sioux City Journal have put together some of the information she shared at the convention into a great little article – which you can now read below.

Source | Some actresses have the luxury of preparation. Rose McIver often settles for watching YouTube videos and rehearsing on camera before committing.

It’s just part of her ever-changing world as a zombie on “iZombie.” In the series, McIver’s character, a zombified medical examiner, has to snack on others’ brains in order to stay alive. In the process, she takes on the brain’s personality. And, yes, McIver says, it can be a challenge. In the course of the last season, which just ended, the New Zealand native assumed the mannerisms of everyone from a conspiracy theorist to a dominatrix. “It happens so quickly, you don’t get much prep time,” she says. “I wish I had that leisure. Usually, I email strangers after I hear what I’m going to be doing.”

To approximate the zombie look, McIver has four wigs in rotation. “I have names for all of them,” she says with a smile. “Shirley was a very good one – moody at the start but we got her in line.”

Because she has such a host of identities, McIver says it’s not uncommon for people to give her strange looks. “A lot of people think I went to high school with them,” she says. “I assume it’s that they’ve come across the show.”

One of a growing number of New Zealand performers working in American television shows, McIver says plenty of her friends got involved in the business when New Zealand was a hotbed for American film production. Tax benefits made it ideal; roles in big features like “Lord of the Rings” made it marketable.

Now 28, McIver got her break in Peter Jackson’s adaptation of “The Lovely Bones.” That led to more film and television work and a place in Hollywood. Mastering an American accent was key, she says. “If you can do that, it’s fair game. You’ve done the training and done the hard work and you have what it takes.” Sustaining a career in New Zealand is almost impossible because the film industry is so small. As a result, McIver became so busy in the United States and Canada she didn’t get back for a year and a half. “I was hung out to dry by my family,” she says with a smile. “Now I get back at least twice a year.” So they wouldn’t forget her, she gave her niece and nephew “iZombie” action figures – a strange by-product of a foreign career.

“The reason I love my job so much is I get to play the variety and do a little of everything,” McIver says. “But I’m genuinely terrified knowing what brains I might not have a clue how to perform.” Sometimes, there are fringe benefits. When she was under the effects of a country music brain, McIver rekindled her love for the guitar. “My brother is a talented guitarist. This got me to pick it up again and it was inspiring – stress relieving. There are all sorts of things I’d never explore if it weren’t for this show.”

Before “iZombie” began, writers gave McIver a list of “brains” they were interesting in picking. “You are allowed to veto one.” She chose the “cat lady” brain because “I’m a dog person. They thought it would be a great prank to play on me where I was interacting with, like, seven cats in a bedroom.”

Other brains have enabled her to draw on friends, family and co-workers. A “father-daughter” combo let her play two extremes at once. The trick, she says, is to make people care about her character, no matter what transformation she’s going through.

Renewed for a fourth season, “iZombie” also has prompted fans to wonder what those television brains taste like.

“The brains are made out of gelatin – like coconut agar gelatin,” McIver says. “They’re disgusting. They’re drowned in corn syrup and whatever kind of makes it look good at the time. They’ve gone above and beyond to try to make them delicious.

“In the first season, there was one that was like a milkshake. I had to chug it and you’ can’t spit that. They’re not great but, come on. I get to play a zombie and get through this great show. It’s like, ‘What a self-indulgent problem.’”

Sara   /   Jul 22,2017   /   0 Comments

The San Diego Comic-Con updates continue! A very kind soul have now uploaded the iZombie panel from this morning to youtube in full, and we have added all the three parts into a playlist which you can view below. I’m going to wait a bit before adding screen captures, to see if one in higher quality will be released, but these are perfect for viewing. It’s a great panel, I could watch these guys for hours!

Sara   /   Jul 21,2017   /   0 Comments

What a fun day this is turning out to be (just as expected)! Our favorite cast was just live at the official iZombie facebook page, and those of you who missed it can now catch it below. Today I will priority adding all the high quality photos I can find to the gallery, and tomorrow I will add screen captures from all videos (including this one). So keep checking back – new photos are added every single hour!

Sara   /   Jul 21,2017   /   0 Comments

The iZombie panel just concluded, and it was a blast! We’ve put together all the major new particulars, for those of you who didn’t have the chance to watch the panel live. But don’t fear, the panel will most likely be uploaded online very soon – and we’ll of course share it with you once it surface. There was little information on the upcoming season, as expected, but we learned some fun information nonetheless. The cast is such a joy to watch, you can tell they really enjoy working together! And the panel has received great reviews on twitter – even people who have never seen the show applaud their amazing chemistry. 

Thanks to our good friend over at C-odonoghue.com, we also have some stunning shots of Rose from the panel. We will have a lot more photos later, but check out these while you wait! Up next will be interviews, and we’ll hopefully have a lot more to share with you all later tonight.

    • The Panel kicked off with a good season 3 highlight reel (which you can check out in a post below!)
    • Rob Thomas says the discovery of zombies lets the show tell so many different types of stories in Season 4.
    • Rahul says that the idea of playing a zombie is tempting to him, but he is staying quiet on Ravi’s fate for season 4. He loves Ravi’s human side, and likes playing him that way.
    • While iZombie is a comedy show, it still comments on current situations, which Rose think is important.
    • Chase Graves is going to make it illegal to scratch humans and turn them into zombies
    • “It was really nice not to think about a dead dog” said Rose about the final Ravi and Liv scene. The emotions were real, and it was not a “Phoned-in tear”.
    • “I mean he still pines for her [Peyton] but I pine to be Chris Pine.” – David Anders. He also said the Peytyon/Blaine ship has sailed.
    • Rob Thomas said that there was a fear that bringing Clive in on secret would have them lose all Clive’s reactions to Liv’s zombie eccentricities. But he still has the best reactions!
    • Peyton will be busy in the court room with a lot of human vs zombie cases this coming season. Aly hopes she stays human.
    • Liv has a new love interest in Season 4 that Rob Thomas created JUST because of the ship name.
    • Aly says that Peyton will respect Chase Graves and Fillmore-Graves but will also challenge his ethics.
    • Aly is happy with the zombie world message in relation to what’s happening in the real world. “It says such a commentary on what’s happening in America right now.”
    • The whole cast agrees that the D&D episode is the most fun they’ve ever had on the show.
    • Rose says her Dungeon Master voice was actually inspired by someone she knows. She follows her instincts for every brain.
    • Rose hadn’t rehearsed her Dungeon Master voice. Cast heard it for the first time when they filmed the scene.
    • Rose said that because of the busy schedule, she rarely gets to really rehearse the different brain personalities.
    • The musical episode started out as a joke but now it’s become a thing, but only Dianne, David and Rose really want it. The cast got into a heated (but fun) discussion about whether they wanted one or not.
    • Rose said she’d want to sing “Potential Breakup Song” by Aly and AJ in a musical episode.
    • David wants a @HamiltonMusical King George song in hypothetical #izombie musical episode!
    • Malcolm wants Liv and Clive to come together to make a zombie cookbook
    • Aly advices Peyton to seek counselling, both in the men department and in the drinking department.
    • Robert’s advice for Major is to stop dating. Probably a good idea!
    • Rose has no advice for Liv other than give her mom a ring more often.
    • Rahul’s advice for Ravi is “Stop putting random stuff in your mouth!”
    • And a big announcement – Robert Knepper is Promoted to Series Regular in Season 4! As Blaine’s father.
    • Rahul dishes that they blew so many takes when he and Rose did the switched American and British accents scene, because it got so ridiculous.
    • Aly really wants to do more group scenes. We fully support this wish!

Sara   /   Jul 21,2017   /   0 Comments

The iZombie panel is happening this very minute! Make sure to head over to our twitter page for live updates. They opened the panel by showing a season 3 highlight reel, which you can now catch below. Many more updates are coming…