By Wes Smith
After solid ratings and critical appeal, The CW has renewed its freshman series iZombie for a second season, Deadline confirmed on Wednesday.
After hitting respectable ratings and retaining a fair holdover from its lead-in, The Flash, the move confirmed what many in the industry already suspected. The move makes nine returning series for The CW and another solid win for DC Comics, which also received word that Supergirl would be picked up for series by CBS.
Warner Bros., which owns DC Comics, and CBS co-own The CW Network.
iZombie follows Liv Moore (played by Masters of Sex alum Rose McIver), a zombie who absorbs the memories and traits of the brains she eats. With her powers, she works in a police morgue, helping to solve murder cases under the guise of being a psychic.
The show has gained traction under the leadership of Veronica Mars creator Rob Thomas, who developed the show with Diane Ruggiero-Wright. The original comic from DC’s Vertigo imprint was created by Chris Roberson and Michael Allred.