Tonight’s episode of iZombie opened on a jarring, frightening shot for fans of Robert Buckley’s Major Lilywhite; the character was on the morgue slab, bloodied from his conflict with a large zombie at the end of last week’s episode…and for a moment, it seemed his time was up.

It turned out not to be the case — but back when we spoke briefly with Buckley at Comic Con International: San Diego, he told us that he was worried about just that.

“I’d like to live to see sweeps week,” Buckley joked, “but let’s be honest: One passionate kiss is all it takes and he’s gone. So…we’ll see, we’ll see. Danger’s fun, right?”

Well, so far he’s managed to steer clear from too many zombie kisses…but that hasn’t helped him avoid a close call, and some obvious danger coming up next week based on the teaser trailer spotted at the end of the episode.

iZombie airs Tuesday nights at 9 p.m. ET/PT on The CW.

In the last episode of iZombie, Rahul Kohli’s character, Dr. Ravi Chakrabarti, became fast friends with Major, Liv’s ex-fiancee played by Robert Buckley.

Buckley is a cast favorite, with Kohli telling in an interview that will run shortly that he thinks his co-star’s leading man looks and sense of humor combine to make him a potential superstar.

So much so, that he’s already told DC Entertainment that they need to get on the Robert Buckley bandwagon.

“He’s an elite superhero waiting to happen,” Kohli said. “At the DC offices and stuff, I’m always dropping it: There’s your Hal Jordan. He’s got the full package and it’s a pleasure to work with him.”

Of course, Green Lantern is the only member of the Justice League that hasn’t yet been cast on the feature film side, but Hal Jordan is also a frequent source of fan speculation on Arrow, where Hal’s comic book best friend Oliver Queen serves as the lead.

iZombie airs tonight at 9 p.m. ET/PT after The Flash.


Robert Buckley interviews his co-stars from iZombie, airing Tuesdays at 9/8c.