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Behind every great zombie there are great men. In the case of iZombie, that would be star Rose McIver’s fantastic four: David Anders (or “Ders,” as his costars call him), who plays zombie baddie turned amnesiac human ally Blaine DeBeers; Robert Buckley, aka zombie Major Lilywhite and Liv’s (McIver) former fiancé; Malcolm Goodwin, as Clive Babineaux, a Seattle detective who frequently partners with Liv; and Rahul Kohli, who plays Ravi Chakrabarti, Liv’s boss at the medical examiner’s office. Their characters may have increasingly complicated relationships on screen, but off screen, the cast has formed a tight bond. “When you film away from everybody you know and love, your coworkers can really make or break the experience,” McIver says. “I feel like I just won the lottery.”

The costars spilled on their dynamic…and a few secrets about each other.

Looking back at last year, what was your favorite part of Season 2?
David Anders: I liked working with Rahul a lot more. I liked the little love triangle that’s brewing between Rahul, Aly (Peyton) and myself.
Robert Buckley: I liked seeing Clive and Bozzio’s relationship. That was the first time we got a glimpse into who Clive was; the man behind the badge. And Jessica Harmon as Bozzio killed it. She was such a great addition.
Rahul Kohli: Also, I like how the stakes have been raised. How they created far more danger for everyone; they fleshed out the mythology of our world. I like how the world of Seattle was fleshed out. We’ve got a much richer kind of environment right now, far more Big Bads. With the FBI agency, as well, I like how they expanded.
Malcolm Goodwin: I also like how all the characters and all the worlds interconnected. I also love the way that everything came to an end, all that action stuff. That Max Rager stuff was so much fun. I like the way all the storylines came together, all the way the characters got to interact and how everything got to blow up.

What’s it like when several of you share scenes?
Buckley: Malcolm’s very professional, and for some reason, that drives me to be so immature and unprofessional. Our first scene together, I was just so excited to be with him. Every time, right before they called action, I would hold Malcolm’s hand, and he’d try to jerk it away.
Goodwin: He slaps my ass. In the last episode, he got Rose into it. They call action and he hit me on one cheek, Rose hit me on the other.
Anders: A lot of ass slaps from Buckley.
Buckley: If you take one thing from [this], it’s that Buckley comes with a lot of ass slaps. [Everyone laughs]
Goodwin: We get along in real life, so it makes it that much easier to jump into a scene, work with one another, comment on what each other is doing and help each other out. That dynamic brings out the best in all of us.
Kohli: We’ve all worked on various jobs where you’re not as close with other people. With this particular show, having that connection allows us to bring a certain energy to the scenes.

Do you prefer to film the lighter or more tense scenes?
Kohli: Tense. For me, I’ve done 30-plus episodes of being light and doing the humor in stuff like that; that’s kind of Ravi’s device. When we get to do some of the more emotional stuff, when Ravi confronted Major about being the Chaos Killer. And I’m kind of speaking on behalf of Malcolm here, but it was a nice change for Malcolm to also play some of the stuff with Bozzio when they were breaking up and have some meat and real tense scenes with Liv.
Buckley: Ders, what do you prefer? You’ve had scenes where you were killing me or kicking the crap out of me, and we had scenes where we were slightly nicer to each other. What’s your preference?
Anders: I like their nice stuff. I like being on equal footing. I thought that was kind of fun. That stuff with, “Oh, you’re a zombie again?” “Yep.” That kind of stuff. I liked that. I like working with you, Robert.
Buckley: Aww, Ders! I’m swooning.
Anders: If I’m kicking your ass or you’re slapping mine.
Buckley: We’re a tactile bunch.

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“iZombie” won’t be back on The CW until 2017, but with the show set to start production on Season 3 in mere days, there’s plenty to tease about what’s to come.

Speaking to Zap2it at San Diego Comic-Con, executive producer Diane Ruggiero-Wright dropped a very fun hint at some of the brains they’ll be tackling this season — namely two that will cause a major shift in Liv (Rose McIver) and Major’s (Robert Buckley) relationship.

“In the second episode they’re on complimentary brains — not the same brain but brains that have a relationship together,” she says. “They eat the brains of a dad and daughter.”

Being that this is “iZombie” though, the former engaged lovers being a parent and child isn’t the only humorous little tilt being thrown at them in the episode. As Ruggiero-Wright continues, “Liv is the dad and Major is the belligerent teenager. It should be pretty fun.”

Just sit back and imagine Major as a teenage girl giving attitude to her dad — Liv.  Season 3 cannot get here soon enough.

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Hulu has begun casting for the sci-fi fantasy anthology series “Dimension 404.”

Lea Michele, Robert Buckley and Ryan Lee will star in the upcoming six-part project, Variety has learned, with Michele and Buckley starring together as love interests in one of the episodes, and Lee starring in another of the stand-alone, hourlong episodes.

The “Glee” and “Scream Queens” star will play the Amanda, an attractive, witty, ambitious, type-A gal with a warm heart, who turns to matchmaker services to suit her rebound dating needs after a bad breakup.

Buckley, who stars on the CW’s “iZombie,” will play the male lead opposite Michele. His character Adam is described as emotionally vulnerable and a bit naïve. Adam falls hard for Amanda (Michele), his online date from a matchmaking service, and drops “I love you” too soon — prompting her to “swipe left” on him. Their breakup forces Adam to confront a multitude of truths about his life.

In a separate episode from the one starring Michele and Buckley, Lee (“Goosebumps,” “Trophy Wife”), will play the lead, Andrew, a teenage introvert and video game addict. Secretly gay, Andrew is viciously bullied by classmates and only finds comfort and courage at Ernie’s Arcade where he discovers a mysterious, never-played arcade game called Polybius, and investigates its dark and bloody provenance. His episode is set in 1982.

Inspired by the internet’s “404” error code, “Dimension 404” aims to evoke that 3 a.m. feeling of wandering onto the weird side of the web, stumbling upon stories that cannot be explained in the world that we know. Each episode will explore a different bizarre mystery, including an obscure cartoon that may hold the secret to time travel or energy drinks perhaps causing a global apocalypse.

The scripted series hails from digital studio RocketJump, and is created by Dez Dolly and Will Campos with co-creators Dan Johnson and David Welch. “Dimension 404” is exec produced by Freddie Wong, Matthew Arnold and Dolly who will serve as showrunner. Lionsgate is distributing the series.

The upcoming season 2 finale of “iZombie” is going to be deadly.

During a sit-down interview with Showbiz Junkies at WonderCon last month, Robert Buckley revealed that at least one character will not make it to season 3.

“We’re getting a little ‘Game of Thrones’-y here,” Buckley said when asked how safe every character is in next week’s season finale. “You know, I probably shouldn’t say it but at least one player in this is not going to make it out of season two. That’s about as much as I [can say]. I’m not going to say which group I’m referring to, but someone in the mix is going down.”

The upcoming season 2 finale of “iZombie” is going to be deadly.

During a sit-down interview with Showbiz Junkies at WonderCon last month, Robert Buckley revealed that at least one character will not make it to season 3.

“We’re getting a little ‘Game of Thrones’-y here,” Buckley said when asked how safe every character is in next week’s season finale. “You know, I probably shouldn’t say it but at least one player in this is not going to make it out of season two. That’s about as much as I [can say]. I’m not going to say which group I’m referring to, but someone in the mix is going down.”

During the show’s WonderCon panel, series co-creator Rob Thomas said that the season 2 finale dwarfs last year’s season-ender.

“I just finished a cut of this finale, and last year’s finale when Major [Buckley] went into Meat Cute with a shotgun, we thought ‘This is as big as iZombie gets.’ But this year’s finale is a massive episode,” Thomas said (via Comic Book Resources). “It answers things and sets up what will happen in season 3.”

When asked what he thinks about Thomas’ sentiments about the finale, Buckley told Showbiz Junkies: “I feel like that’s an undersell. Like, it’s such an understatement.”

“The finale, listen, it takes us eight business days to shoot an episode and we had to stretch to 10 days doing 14 hour days using literally every minute to get the episode,” the 34-year-old actor said. “It’s huge in scope.”

He continued, “I had heard zero feedback until just a couple of minutes ago when Rob Thomas got here and he was so giddy. He pulled me and Malcolm [Goodwin] aside and said, ‘I’ve got to tell you guys if you thought last year’s was big, this thing puts it to shame.’ He’s like, ‘By the second act, it’s like an action movie.’ It’s big.”

The last two episodes of the season air back-to-back on Tuesday, April, 12 at 9 p.m. on The CW.

Tonight’s episode of “iZombie” is titled “Reflections of the Way Liv Used to Be.” Check out the synopsis and promo for season 2, episode 17 below:

“Liv [Rose McIver] and Babineaux investigate the death of a highly competitive student; Liv becomes more like the girl she used to be after consuming the victim’s brain; Blaine [David Anders] looks to Ravi [Rahul Kohli] for help.”

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It was a good time to be a fan of The CW’s Vertigo drama “iZombie” at WonderCon 2016. The series based on Chris Roberson and Mike Allred’s comic book was just recently picked up for its third season just as year two is getting ready to run to its finale.

Joining the panel were stars Rose McIver (Liv Moore), Malcolm Goodwin (Detective Clive Babineaux), Aly Michalka (Peyton Charles), Rahul Kohli (Dr. Ravi Chakrabarti), Robert Buckley (Major Lilywhite) and David Anders (Blaine McDonough) as well as executive producers/writers Rob Thomas and Diane Ruggiero-Wright.

Discussion started with the Season 3 pickup which came as a shock to the cast instead of a happy surprise. McIver said when she got the call, she thought some terrible thing had happened from cancellation to someone getting fired, but soon everyone perked up.

Thomas spoke to the evolution of Season 2, saying, “We like to think of each season as a big story…we want to have a finale each year that’s going to be the completion. We knew it’d be a big Max Rager season and Blaine would try to take over Seattle’s criminal world…we wanted this to feel like the end of a big chapter in a five, six, seven-year story. I just finished a cut of this finale, and last year’s finale when Major went into Meat Cute with a shotgun, we thought ‘This is as big as iZombie gets.’ But this year’s finale is a massive episode. It answers things and sets up what will happen in Season 3. Our final episodes run back-to-back on April 12, so tune in for a big ‘iZombie’ night.”

Asked if the turn to next year would involve more ideas from the comics, Thomas said the plan has always been to take the “big idea” from the comic of a young woman eating brains to get memories. They’ll continue to spin that premise in its own direction while drawing mostly on the visual look of Liv as a character based on Mike Allred’s designs. McIver said that when she initially did makeup tests for the character, everyone knew what the look would be, but they had to try out other options just to be sure. After an ‘80s hair metal-style whig, they knew to stick to their guns.

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