The first season of iZombie built to a big final battle sequence at a butcher shop called Meat Cute (pun 1!). The second season of iZombie built to a big final battle sequence where energy drink company Max Rager (pun 2!) was purchased by Fillmore Graves Enterprises (pun 3!), and then a full-scale zombie outbreak took place. But according to creators Rob Thomas and Diane Ruggiero-Wright at the show’s Comic-Con panel, the upcoming third season will break that cycle.
At the end of season two, Liv Moore (Rose McIver) discovered that there are many more zombies out in the world, and they’re preparing for an all-out war against humanity. The upcoming third season will be about Liv choosing a side: humans or zombies. She decides to start the post-zombie rampage period of her life by laying all cards on the table with her friends; how they react, Thomas and Ruggiero-Wright said, will form the crux of the season’s conflict.
Other things we learned from the panel:
o Blaine’s (David Anders) cold, abusive dad Angus DeBeers (Robert Knepper)–last seen being tortured with Les Miserables before an extended absence–will make a not-so-triumphant return as a frozen corpse in the basement of Blaine’s funeral home.
o Peyton (Aly Michalka) will now be a series regular. Her love triangle with Ravi and Blaine will also continue.
o Mr. Boss (Kit Boss), the Seattle crime lord from season two, won’t show up in the early goings of season three. Thomas says Boss might return later in the season, but he’s not part of the first arc.
o The writers gave McIver a list of close to 30 ideas of brains for Liv to eat during the upcoming season, with the stipulation that she was only allowed to veto one of the acquired side-effect skills. And yet, she noted, nobody mentioned to her that she’d be consuming a dominatrix brain. (That one drew a few whoops from the audience.)
o At some point, we’ll meet the woman at the CDC who fired Ravi–when she walks into the Seattle PD to ask for help with a case.
o Thomas and Ruggiero-Wright have assured McIver that unlike Liv’s last two paramours–Lowell in the first season, Drake in the second–the next time she has a love interest, he won’t get killed off.