Fan favorite David Anders (Alias, The Vampire Diaries, Once Upon A Time, Heroes) has joined the cast of The CW’s iZombie pilot, and the reports confirm the talk that character names and situations will be radically different from the DC/Vertigo comic that inspired it.
Deadline broke the news this morning.
Anders plays a character named Blaine, “an entitled rich kid who bites off more than he can chew in the drug business.”
Also cast in the pilot as Ellie and Scott are… who are we kidding. They’re not in it, at least not in the pilot, anyway. But there are other castings: Malcolm Goodwin (Breakout Kings) plays Liv’s boss, Clive. Here is how Deadline describes him:
A detective who recently received a promotion from vice to homicide but has been floundering for his first two months and is in desperate need of making a case. Though dubious at first about Liv’s “psychic” powers, she demonstrates too much accuracy for him not to take her seriously.
(And before you ask, yes, Gwen Dylan is now named Olivia “Liv” Moore.)
Finally, Last Man Standing’s Alexandra Krosney plays Peyton, Liv’s “best friend and roommate who is baffled by Liv’s recent behavior and feels like they’re drifting apart.”
The iZombie pilot, from Veronica Mars alums Rob Thomas and Dianne Ruggiero, is filming soon for a potential spot on The CW’s Fall 2014 schedule.