‘iZombie’ Season 5 “Thug Death”: CW Releases Images, Synopsis for Final Season Premiere

With the fifth and final season of Rob Thomas‘ zombie-dramedy iZombie set to premiere on the CW come May 2, we’re starting to get a better look at what fans can expect now that the smoke has settled (somewhat) from last season’s finale game-changed. Looks like “2 Liv Crew” has found itself in the unique position of being in power on two fronts: Major is the big cheese at Fillmore-Graves, while Peyton is pretty much running the city government side of things. Meanwhile, Ravi is still playing “mad scientist” as his search for a cure grows more urgent – and Liv and Clive are back on the case and dishin’ up gray matter.

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iZombie — “Thug Death” — Image Number: ZMB501a_0392b2.jpg — Pictured (L-R): Rose McIver as Liv, Robert Salvador as Cavanaugh, Malcolm Goodwin as Clive, Rahul Kohli as Ravi, and Jessica Harmon as Bozzio — Photo Credit: Bettina Strauss/The CW — © 2019 The CW Network, LLC. All Rights Reserved.

That is, until Thomas decides to flip the script – which is exactly what appears to happen, if we’re reading the season premiere overview for “Thug Death” correctly (below, after the season 5 teaser):

iZombie s05e01 “Thug Death”: YOUR FAVORITE ZOM-COM-ROM-DRAM IS BACK FOR ITS FINAL SEASON! — While investigating a murder case with no body and no brain to eat, the only evidence Liv (Rose McIver) and Clive (Malcolm Goodwin) have to work with is a grainy video and a little bit of blood found at the crime scene. Meanwhile, Blaine (David Anders) is up to his old tricks. Robert Buckley, Rahul Kohli, Aly Michalka and Bryce Hodgson also star. Dan Etheridge directed the episode written by Rob Thomas.

Along with the synopsis, here’s a look at the official preview images from season premiere “Thug Death”:

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The CW’s iZombie stars Rose McIver as Olivia “Liv” Moore, Malcolm Goodwin as Clive Babineaux, Rahul Kohli as Dr. Ravi Chakrabarti, Robert Buckley as Major Lilywhite, David Anders as Blaine DeBeers, and Aly Michalka as Peyton Charles. Filmed in Vancouver, British Columbia, Rob Thomas, Diane Ruggiero-Wright, Danielle Stokdyk, and Dan Etheridge serve as executive producers. Production is handled by Bonanza Productions Inc., in association with Spondoolie Productions and Warner Bros. Television.

iZombie airs Thursday nights at 8 p.m. ET/PT, with “Thug Death” debuting on May 2.

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