A new preview trailer for the fourth season of iZombie reveals just how dramatically the world has changed following the existence of zombies being exposed to the general public. The big reveal came during the third season finale, as our heroes uncovered a plot by one group of zombies to use tainted vaccines to infect a large number of humans with the zombie virus during a flu outbreak.
Loosely based on the DC Comics' Vertigo imprint series by Chris Roberson and Michael Allred, iZombie tells the tale of medical examiner Olivia "Liv" Moore (Rose McIver). Left with an inexplicable desire to eat brains following a wild party where she was scratched by a man she just assumed was high on drugs, Liv discovers that she must eat at least one brain a month to maintain her intelligence and personality. When Liv discovers that eating a brain also gives her temporary access to the memories and skills of the person who whom it belonged, she uses her knowledge to assist Seattle Police Detective Clive Babineaux (Malcolm Goodwin) in solving murders while posing as a psychic. The only person who knows Liv's secret is her co-worker and friend Ravi Chakrabarti (Rahul Kohli), who studies Liv in the hopes of finding a cure for the zombie virus.
The new trailer reveals major changes to the city of Seattle. Walled off from the rest of the world in order to prevent the spread of the zombie virus, the humans and zombies trapped inside try to reach an uneasy peace. This is far easier said than done with many zombies seeing no reason to restrain themselves now that their secret is out in the open and many humans turning violent, seeing every zombie as a threat though most are trying not to lose control.
The trailer also reveals that Ravi himself may have become a zombie. This is likely the result of the final scene of Season Three, where Ravi asked Liv to scratch him so that he could test his latest attempt at a permanent zombie cure on himself. Give the state of Seattle, it's a safe bet that the vaccine didn't work and that Ravi is now coping with the same hunger pains he once helped Liv through. Based on some of the other scenes in the trailer, he is not dealing with them well at all.
It remains to be seen if Liv will out herself as a zombie in the wake of recent events. Much of the show's humor and formula depend upon Liv's "secret identity" and it's possible that Liv may not see the point in hiding anymore. She may also decide that her "superpower" is proof that zombies can use their abilities for good and a positive example the public may need. The only certainty in all of this is that the world of iZombie will be forever changed.
iZombie returns on Monday, February 26, at 9:00 PM (EST), on The CW.
Source: The CW