iZombie Season 5 has come for your brains. The CW has renewed its fun, crime-solving zombie comic book adaptation for a fifth season, currently airing. Sadly, this will be iZombie‘s final season.
Next up? iZombie goes full noir with “Bye, Zombies,” airing on July 25th. Here’s the promo…
Here’s the official synopsis:
“Liv makes a devastating discovery.”
iZobmie Season 5 Episode Guide
Click on the blue links below for full reviews of Season 5 episodes.
iZombie Season 5 Episode 1: Thug Death
“While investigating a murder case in which there is no body or brain to eat, the only evidence Liv and Clive have to work with is a grainy video and a little bit of blood found at the crime scene; Blaine is up to his old tricks.”
air date: 5/2/19
iZombie Season 5 Episode 2: Dead Lift
Liv, on fitness guru brains, and Clive continue investigating a murder that has body or evidence associated with it; Peyton approaches councilman Zed with a request; Liv surprises Major with a thoughtful gesture just when he needs it the most.
air date: 5/9/19
iZombie Season 5 Episode 3: Five, Six, Seven, Ate!
While investigating the deaths of Seattle’s winning dance duo, Liv and Ravi go under cover as dance partners to size up the other contestants; Peyton confronts Major after she’s told that one of his soldiers was out of line.
air date: 5/16/19
iZombie Season 5 Episode 4: Dot Zom
Liv (Rose McIver), Clive (Malcolm Goodwin) and Ravi (Rahul Kohli) investigate the suspicious death of Cornell Piercey (guest star Devin Johnston), the head of Piercey Corp, a successful traffic app company. Melissa Schultz (guest star Stephanie Lemelin), Cornell’s ex-girlfriend, is now running the company, makes an interesting reveal to Liv and Clive. Meanwhile, Peyton (Aly Michalka) is focusing on maintaining positive zombie PR in the city. Lastly, Blaine (David Anders) is intrigued when he meets Al Bronson (guest star Gage Golightly “Teen Wolf”) of Bluster Magazine, as she is not at all what he was expecting.
air date: 5/23/19
iZombie Season 5 Episode 5: Death Moves Pretty Fast
“An independently wealthy 19-year-old dies; Liv attempts to cheer up Ravi after he learns some unfortunate news; Clive has a nasty fall at the crime scene; things suddenly go from bad to worse for Blaine.”
air date: 5/30/19
iZombie Season 5 Episode 6: The Scratchmaker
“After consuming the brain of the ultimate matchmaker, Liv is determined to find the perfect match for Major; Blaine tries to protect himself; Don E. considers an interesting offer.”
air date: 6/6/19
iZombie Season 5 Episode 7: Filleted to Rest
“While investigating the murder of a chef at a high-end restaurant, Liv consumes her brain and becomes an unrelenting perfectionist; Major works to find out who is betraying the commander.”
air date: 6/13/19
iZombie Season 5 Episode 8: Death of a Car Salesman
“Liv and Ravi each consume the brain of a very dislikable car salesman and inherit his competitive nature.”
air date: 6/20/19
iZombie Season 5 Episode 9: The Fresh Princess
“Liv and Clive investigate the murder of a beauty pageant contestant; a rival contender claims to be innocent and Liv consumes the murdered woman’s brain in hopes of tracking down the murderer.”
air date: 6/27/19
iZombie Season 5 Episode 10: Night and the Zombie City
“Liv consumes private eye Mick Chisel’s brain in hopes of breaking down how his gruesome murder took place.”
air date: 7/11/19
iZombie Season 5 Episode 11: Killer Queen
“Liv and Clive investigate the death of a drag queen, which leads Liv to eat and shift into the queen’s brain; Ravi reaches out to Major with an interesting request.”
air date: 7/18/19
iZombie Season 5 Episode 12: Bye, Zombies
“Liv makes a devastating discovery.”
air date: 7/25/19
iZombie Season 5 Episode 13: All’s Well That Ends Well
“The human versus zombie war finally comes to a head.”
air date: 8/1/19
iZombie Season 5 Release Date
It’s official! iZombie season 5 arrived on May 2 on the CW!
iZombie Season 5 Cast
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar has been cast in iZombie Season 5. According to THR, the former basketball player will guest star in an episode of the CW show. He will play Zed, “one of just two Seattle City Council members who didn’t flee the city before the wall went up.” While Zed’s felllow council member is a human, Zed is a zombie, creating a political stalemate at city hall.
The whole gang is returning for iZombie‘s final outing: Rose McIver (Liv Moore), Malcolm Goodwin (Clive Babineaux), Rahul Kohli (Ravi Chakrabarti), Robert Buckley (Major Lilywhite), David Anders (Blaine McDonough) and Aly Michalka (Peyton Charles).
What else is in store for Liv and friends in iZombie Season 5? Speaking to TVLine post-Season 4 finale, showrunner Rob Thomas teased “our characters are in some positions in power right now.”
“Liv now has this folk hero status, Major is going to be heading Fillmore Graves. Until Seattle elects a new mayor, Peyton is sort of keeping all the plates spinning, at least in the city,” said Thomas. “And then we’ve got the doctor [who is] probably most likely to come up with some cure for zombieism.”
Right now, Major’s number one concern is how to feed all of the city’s zombies, said Thomas, a job that will not be made easier by the people within Fillmore Graves who were loyal to Chase Graves, or by the people who think Major should be held more accountable for the role he had in Fillmore Graves’ crimes.
What does Thomas hope to address in Season 5, given that it is iZombie‘s last?
“The fate of Major and Liv will need to be answered by the end of [next] season. That I can promise, that there will be a resolution. I don’t know what that resolution will be yet, but it will feel resolved. And that was always one of those things that you’re going to hold in your back pocket until your final season and figure it out then. I think we’re going to give some sort of answer to the fate of zombie kind.”
“And again,” he continued. “I do not know what that answer will be, but we won’t do the Sopranos ending. It won’t just be like you’re watching the show and then someone just hits stop in a random place. And I say that actually really liking the Sopranos ending, but I suspect that we’re going to get more resolution than that.” Phew.
As for Liv, Thomas said the fact that this is an ending for the show means “it probably gives [Liv] more opportunity for happiness than previous seasons.”