“iZombie” has fairly quickly fallen into rank alongside the CW’s plethora of popular comic-book-based programming. Among shows like “Arrow”, “The Flash”, and (to a much lesser extent) “Supergirl”, “iZombie” remains somewhat of a “successful lone wolf”; raking in the views while remaining entirely self-contained within its own Vertigo Comics-centered universe. Liv doesn’t have the time or patience for any of that crossover garbage (we’re looking at you, Oliver Queen).
According to an article published today by Entertainment Weekly, that reclusive, “in-crowd” concept is about to become very real once Season 3 of “iZombie” gets its kickoff.
The article discusses the establishment of The Scratching Post; an in-universe speakeasy catering specifically to the growing population of zombies “living” in Seattle. Showrunner Rob Thomas explained:
“The number of zombies in Seattle is going up at an alarming rate, and its’ high time someone capitalized on the undead’s desire to socialize with their own kind. We originally named the establishment Coldcock’s but apparently that’s the name of a brand of booze, so we settled on our second choice, The Scratching post. It’s a speakeasy where one needs to be able to eat a ghost pepper without flinching to be allowed in, but once inside, brains and hot sauces from around the world are available for the discriminating zombie.”
At the end of Season 2, Liv and company were introduced to Vivian Stoll, a mysterious character promising the rise of a “New World Order”, which includes making Seattle the “capital” of the zombie homeland. It’s completely understandable that a growing population of Zombie Revolutionaries would want a hideout to collaborate over some brains and hot sauce. One can only hope the entire thing veers completely left into some kind of zombie-fueled “Les Miserables” scenario and we get to see some killer undead musical numbers; eat your heart out Hugh Jackman, literally.
According to the concept art featured on Entertainment Weekly, The Scratching Post is massive. Depicted as a cavernous, underground, open bar – the space will be surely large enough to fit plenty of Seattle’s undead denizens. As far as what type of impact the installation of The Scratching Post will have within the world of “iZombie” – that will have to wait until winter to be determined.
“iZombie” premiers January 12th on the CW followed by the return of “The Flash”, “Arrow”, and “Legends of Tomorrow.”
As always, Tom Holland’s Terror Time will keep you updated as development occurs.
Source: Entertainment Weekly