After wrapping production on his long-awaited Veronica Mars movie, Rob Thomas is heading back to the small screen to develop iZombie for The CW Network.

Rob Thomas is writing the pilot script with his Veronica Mars movie co-writer Diane Ruggiero. The story is based on the Vertigo Comics title created by Chris Roberson and Michael Allred, which follows a female medical student turned zombie. She takes a job in the coroner's office to get the access she needs to human brains. However, with each brain she eats, she inherits the corpse's memories. She teams up with a police detective and her medical examiner boss to solve murder cases with this newfound gift.


Rob Thomas and Diane Ruggiero will executive produce alongside Danielle Stokdyk and Dan Etheridge. No production schedule was given.

Rob Thomas and Diane Ruggiero both served as executive producers on the Veronica Mars TV series.