With the it CW show iZombie returning for its second season this week. I felt it was a good time to do the 1 and only current season blog post I have on the show so far.
I caught up to the cast and crew in East Vancouver in late August shooting scenes for episode 204 "Even The Cowgirls Get The Black And Blues". Directed by Matt Barber.
With so much unknown about this season so far.... let me fill you in on what I saw and know about this days shoot.
It started at a ballet hall where a question from last season is answered. The scene involved Rose McIver aaaaaand Aly Michalka shooting a scene. The scene is the first the pair will see of each other since last seasons chaotic season finale that saw Peyton run away from and ignore Liv after finding out Liv's secret.
A bit later a scene was shot a block up the street. It had no main cast at it. it was for a news report. The reporter, actress Sonia Beeksma was telling the story of a horrific robbery/murder at a convenience store in the background.
After that, the crew moved several blocks up the street to a consignment store. The scene involves Rose and Malcolm Goodwin as Clive Babineaux doing a scene where they walk in to investigate a pawn shop.
Not sure about much of the scenes inside, just that actors Daniel Bess and Jeremy Jones were playing the pawn shop staff and that it includes a scene where Liv buys a guitar (and plays it with former Dead Like Me star & One More Girl band member Britt McKillip playing the part on the guitar).
Shortly after their lunch break, I managed to get Malcolm to come over and sign a couple autographs, much to the dismay of 1 of the crews PA's. This is the 3rd set I have been at for the show, and this same PA has made it his life mission to stop anyone from trying to meet the cast. Once I successfully got Mr. Goodwin, he went thru the trouble of setting up scrims (large fabric sheets used on sets to manipulate lighting usually) to block out the actors sitting outside..... in an alley, that was public. No shocker, he was scolded for this action by a higher up when another PA that he had foolishly roped into his deluded game of heroism made the mistake of asking the crew member if they were locking down the alley. The crew member angrily told the PA (who was only following the directions of this 1 inexperienced PA) that not only were they NOT locking down the alley, but that they had to move everything the pair had set up that was covering up about a 1/3 of the alley in tighter so it wasn't in the way of the public access to the alley, and more specifically the garage door RIGHT BESIDE where they had set up. On all the sets I have ever been on. This 1 specific PA (not the 1 that asked... he actually did the right thing IMO since he seemed unsure of the delusional ones plan) who has no less than three times in my time seeing him has ABANDONED his actual job to take up a quest of trying to stop people from meeting the cast should be fired. At least 2 other crew members that we talked with about the guy agree. Their only logic on how hes kept his job is it must be nepotism. I have to agree by this point...because it is DEFINITELY not his ability to follow orders that's kept his job to date.
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iZombie twitter facebook
Rose McIver twitter
Malcolm Goodwin twitter
Aly Michalka twitter facebook
iZombie returns for season two this week, on The CW Tuesday October 6, 2015.