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The CW Orders The Flash and iZombie To Series

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The CW has unsurprisingly ordered the comic book inspired series, “The Flash” to series. The show is both based on the comic and serves as a spinoff of their already popular series, “The Arrow.” The network has also greenlit the DC Comics series adaptation, “iZombie.”

“The Flash” stars Grant Gustin as the titular superhero, Barry Allen. In the series, Allen is a scientist who gains super-speed after getting hit by a lightning in a fateful experiment (check out the origin scene from “Arrow.”) Gustin’s Flash will be of course a far younger incarnation of Barry Allen (Gustin is only 24), in keeping with other CW superhero shows like “Arrow” and “Smallville.”

“iZombie” is about a med student (Rose McIver) who hides her undead nature by working at a Coroner’s Office, where she has access to the brains she needs to feed on – brains which, in turn, give her access to the corpse’s memories and voices in her head which can only be quieted by solving murder cases connected to those people.

The CW Orders Pilot for iZombie

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The television adaptation of “iZombie” was first announced back in November, and now The CW has officially ordered a pilot episode according to a report from Variety.

“Veronica Mars” creator Rob Thomas and Diane Ruggiero will executive produce the series which sees a med student-turned-zombie working in a coroner’s office. In order to maintain her humanity she’ll be forced to dine on the brains of the deceased, but in doing so she will absorb their memories and use it to solve their murders, among other crimes.

Currently there is no word how far the television series will follow the source text. The novels tend to venture  into supernatural territories such as when the main character Gwen partners up with a ghost, a mummy, a were-dog, and a group of vampires.

The book series was created by Chris Roberson and Michael Allred.