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'iZombie' taps Eddie Jemison as new villain

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Eddie Jemison will recur as a new villain in the second season of iZombie, EW has learned.

The Ocean’s Eleven trilogy star, who worked with iZombie EP Rob Thomas on the Veronica Mars movie, will play Mr. Boss, Seattle’s very own crime lord.

“We’re really playing him as the man who runs Seattle,” says Thomas, noting that Mr. Boss is very unique from the other main villains in season 2. “It’s a very different flavor from Blaine and Vaughn Du Clark. With David Anders and Steven Weber, we’ve got such big scenery-chewing, delightfully big bad guys. With Mr. Boss, we wanted to play the mild-mannered, broodily efficient kind of guy.”

Thomas continues, “The idea with the Mr. Boss character is essentially that he was the accountant for the mob, and, through his own shrewdness and willingness to go more violent than anyone else would, has landed as the man in Seattle. You would think with that name, it would be a loud, showy character, but he plays an affable, and yet incredibly dangerous villain.”

Jemison, whose TV credits also include Hung and Criminal Minds, will first appear in an episode slated for mid-November.

iZombie returns Tuesday at 9 p.m. ET on The CW.

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