Over the weekend, Oz Comic-Con was hosted in Melbourne, Australia. Among the many guests from TV shows was Rose McIver from CW Network’s iZombie. During her panel, she brought up some of the things she would like to see in upcoming episodes of iZombie — including an episode she dubbed “iceZombie.”
After it was confirmed iZombie would be renewed for a third season, it seems Rose McIver, who plays the lead role of Liv Moore, a mortician’s technician who also happens to be a zombie, has been on a hunt for new episode ideas. Considering every time Liv eats a brain she takes on the mannerisms of the deceased, each episode is like playing a new character. Some of Liv’s various brains have included that of a bigoted old man, a frat boy, a country singer and a stripper. It certainly must be a hard task coming up with new occupations and character types for Liv to take over in each episode. So Rose McIver has a plan for some upcoming brains Liv could eat in Season 3 of iZombie.
First up, Rose has a plan for an episode she likes to call “iceZombie.” Rose told fans as they attentively listened to her panel, that the iZombie version of Disney on Ice would include her character, Liv Moore, eating the brain of a hockey player and Major (played by Robert Buckley in the TV series) eating the brain of a figure skater. Could you imagine that? Major as an figure skater? Liv as a buff hockey player? It would be fabulous indeed. But, as yet, this episode is entirely Rose’s creation and not something the iZombie writers have considered.
So how can fans help Rose McIver get her iceZombie episode up and running? During her panel at Oz Comic Con, Rose McIver implored fans to get behind her cause and asked them to reach out to the iZombie writers on Twitter. So, if you want to help Rose get her “iceZombie” episode of iZombie up and running, now is the time to let the writers know this is something you would like to see.
Other suggestions from Rose McIver for future iZombie episodes included wanting an episode that involved the circus. The reason behind this request is not because Rose McIver wants to run away and join the circus, but because she once got circus training in a previous TV show role in her native homeland of New Zealand. The program, Maddigan’s Quest, and was a fantasy-based TV series based in a post-apocalyptic world. McIver played the lead role of Garland, a character who was a member of the circus troupe ‘Maddigan’s Fantasia.’ This circus troupe traveled around in search of new Solar Converters to help fix the only power source in the city of Solis. During her time on this show Rose learned, among other circus tricks, how to walk the trapeze. It is a skill Rose McIver is yet to use again, so thinks it would be an interesting brain choice in iZombie.
Oz Comic Con hosts several conventions each year in Australia including events in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide and Perth. The recent Melbourne event saw twenty TV guests make appearances as well as many more guests from the comic and publishing industry and some cosplay special guests. Their next event will be held on 11-12 September in Sydney. So far, the only guest announced for this event is Amanda Tapping but as the event approaches, Oz Comic-Con will announce many more special guests.
Would you like to see Liv Moore eat the brain of a hockey player in iZombie? If so, get behind the cause, tweet at the iZombie writers.