We’re not too far into iZombie‘s third season but we were already worried about whether it would be cancelled or renewed, so we’re very grateful to The CW for going ahead and confirming that it will be picked up for Season 4.
Variety reports that the network has given new seasons to iZombie and Julie Plec’s The Vampire Diaries spin-off The Originals, which will be going into its fifth season.
They note that everyone’s favourite zombie detective show has “dipped” quite a bit in the ratings, which isn’t great news, but Rob Thomas and Diane Ruggiero-Wright’s take on the Vertigo comic by Chris Roberson and Mike Allred has continued to get great reviews and has a very passionate fanbase. Seriously, we would have been very, very upset if they’d cancelled iZombie, so this is great news for a Thursday morning. More Liv Moore!
Meanwhile, The Originals has held fairly steady in the ratings battle and will live on after the conclusion of its parent franchise, which ended after its eighth season. That conclusion had led to some discussion about whether The Originals would be able to survive without The Vampire Diaries, but The CW clearly has a lot of confidence in their New Orleans-based vamps.
These two shows were the final question marks on The CW’s renewed-cancelled slate. True to form, they renewed the vast majority, with cancellation notices coming for Frequency and No Tomorrow. Arrow, Legends Of Tomorrow, The Flash, Supergirl, Jane The Virgin, Crazy Ex-Girlfriend, and Supernatural are all coming back for more.
iZombie currently airs on The CW in the US and appears weekly on Netflix in the UK. The Originals Season 4 will appear on Netflix later this year. Keep up with the latest genre TV news with the new issue of SciFiNow.