Robert Buckley is coming back to the CW.
The One Tree Hill star has landed the lead role in one of the network's most buzzed-about new projects, Rob Thomas' iZombie, E! News has learned. Two of our favorite TV Robs in one project? Count us in!
In the Veronica Mars' creator's new one-hour drama, Buckley will take on the role of Major, a former college football player-turned-environmental engineer who is the former fiancé of Liv (yet to be cast). While he's still in love with her, Major is attempting to make the transition to the friend zone and is described as perfect in a non-annoying way. (So...basically Robert Buckley?!)
Based on the DC Comics' property of the same name, iZombie focuses on a med student-turned-zombie who ends up working in a coroner's office in order to gain access to gain access to the brains she reluctantly eats to maintain her humanity. However, with each brain she consumes, she also takes in the corpse's memories. With help from her medical examiner boss and a police detective, she'll solve homicide cases in order to quiet the voices in her head. (So...basically zombified Veronica Mars? Yes, please!)
Buckley joins a cast that includes The Vampire Diaries and Alias fan favorite David Anders, Malcolm Goodwin and Alexandra Krosney.
Since saying goodbye to Tree Hill in 2012 (Still miss you, Clay!), Buckley starred on ABC's shortlived 666 Park Avenue and recently guested on the CW's Hart of Dixie.