Marvel may dominate the big screen, but DC has been setting its sights on the world of television in recent months. Arrow is already proving to be an unexpected critical and commercial hit for The CW, and the company has already signed off on an adaptation of Constantine and a Commissioner Gordon drama at NBC and Fox respectively. Now, according to Entertainment Weekly, the comic book company will see another property on TV soon as The CW has ordered a pilot adaptation of Chris Roberson and Mike Allred’s iZombie.
The book, which launched over at DC’s Vertigo imprint in 2010, focuses on Gwen, a seemingly normal young woman who must eat brains at least once a month to retain her humanity. However, whenever she eats a new brain, she also inherits that person’s thoughts and memories.
If you want even more good news about the project, the showrunners for the potential series are Rob Thomas and Diane Ruggiero of Veronica Mars fame. While the book itself was never at the top of the sales charts, the series gained a strong cult following and attracted rave reviews from critics. We’ll have more information on the production of iZombie as it becomes available.