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Rob Thomas Talks More ‘Veronica Mars’ Cameos on ‘iZombie’

Published on July 6th, 2018 | Updated on July 6th, 2018 | By FanFest

With iZombie about to embark on its final season, fans are beginning to wonder if any more residents from Neptune, CA will be making a final cameo. Before becoming the showrunner of iZombie, Rob Thomas was at the helm of another WB (now CW) staple called Veronica Mars. The series starred Kristen Bell as a high school private investigator living in Neptune, CA. The show was, and still is, a cult hit and became one of the first series to have a feature film completely crowdfunded by fans.

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Jason Dohring on iZombie

Thomas has treated fans to some Veronica Mars cameos in the past starting with Jason Dohring, who played Logan Echols on Veronica Mars and multi-season villain Chase Graves on iZombie. Enrico Colantoni (Keith Mars) appeared in a few episodes of season 4 on iZombie and Francis Capra (Eli ‘Weevil’ Navarro) had a supporting role in episode 4×06 “My Really Fair Lady”. Fans were also treated to a Paul Rudd voiceover in iZombie’s season 4 finale as well but there are two people that fans would love to see make their iZombie debut, including Thomas.

[row]”I’d love to get Tina Majorino. We did offer her one role, but it wasn’t her cup of tea, which I totally got,” Thomas said of the actress who played Cindy “Mac” Mackenzie throughout Veronica Mars’ three-season run. [/row]

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Tina Majorino (left) in the Veronica Mars movie

Of course, the big one would be series star Kristen Bell.

[row]”If we shot in L.A. [versus Vancouver], Kristen would do us a solid and do the show, but she’s got two young daughters and lives in Los Angeles and has her own full-time gig on The Good Place. That’s asking a bit too much from her.”[/row]

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Whether or not any Veronica Mars alums make an appearance, the final season of iZombie is sure to be a satisfying one for fans seeing as The CW gave Thomas the opportunity to end it on his own terms heading into season 5.

[row]“We could have gone longer, but we are pretty pleased to be coming back for a fifth season. We got by the skin of our teeth this year, and I would have been incredibly heartbroken if we had not gotten to do another one because we would not have ended up leaving everything in a resolved place,” Thomas shared with TV Line.[/row]

iZombie stars Rose McIver, Malcolm Goodwin, Rahul Kohli, Robert Buckley and Aly Michalka. The fifth and final season is set to premiere sometime in 2019.


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