Above: Actress Rose Mclver and artwork from the comic series iZombie by Mike Allred.
From Earth's End's media watch, The Hollywood Reporter has announced that local actress Rose Mclver has been cast as the lead for the TV show adaptation of the Vertigo/DC Comics series iZombie.
Created by writer Chris Roberson and artist Michael Allred, iZombie follows the adventures of Gwen Dylan, a gravedigger in an eco-friendly cemetery…who also happens to be a zombie detective. Once a month, she has to eat a human brain – both to keep from becoming a zombie herself, and to keep her own memories intact. As a result, Gwen's mind is crowded with the dead person's thoughts. And lately, she feels compelled to fulfill their final requests.
The TV adaptation for the CW network will be produced by Rob Thomas (creator of the cult TV series Veronica Mars) and Diane Ruggiero. At this stage it is just a pilot commitment, and depending on how it is received it may go to series.
Rose Mclver's breakout role came in the Peter Jackson film The Lovely Bones and has been keeping busy lately with appearances on TV shows Masters of Sex and as Tinkerbell in Once Upon a Time.