How was DC’s iZombie comics different from the show? Changes explored

izombie premiered on the CW Network in 2015, and the show ran for a total of five seasons. Based on a DC comic book series of the same name, izombie featured the journey of Olivia “Liv” Moore. In the show, Liv was a medical examiner who became a zombie.

Unlike most zombie movies, in izombie, Liv doesn’t lose her consciousness after turning into a zombie. Instead, she gained some powers that she used to solve crimes. Basically, she ate victims’ brains to access their memories and personalities for a brief time. That way, she could use their memories to find out the culprit’s identity.

Millions of fans enjoyed izombie because of its story; however, most of the community didn’t know that the CW show didn’t exactly remain faithful to the source material. Instead, the network changed many major things in the show, and here’s everything you need to know about it.

Gwen Dylan in the iZombie comic books (Image via DC)Olivia Liv Moore in the live-action adaptation (Image via CW)

@bbcdoctorwho Still hoping for Rahul Kohli(Ravi Chakrabarti on iZombie) to be The Doctor someday. Perfect casting, in my opinion. https://t.co/2YesolodIH

At the same time, Liv’s hunger for brains remains the same in comic books and TV shows. Liv and Gwen both turned pale after consuming a human brain, but they still seemed human enough to hide their abilities from the world.

In the TV show, Liv developed a taste for hot sauce because she loses taste for everything else. So, she consumes human brains by creating different recipes from the hot sauce. However, Gwen doesn’t have any problem consuming the human brain in its raw form in comic books. So, that’s something else that was created solely for the TV show.

The TV show features Liv going back to her past life and interacting with people from her previous life after becoming a zombie. However, things were n’t the same in the comic books as Gwen does n’t remember her past life after getting these powers. She only gets a few flashes of her past life, but she has no choice but to move on to her new life.


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