Season 5 of iZombie will premiere on Thursday, May 2 at 5PM PST / 8PM EST. There will likely be 13 episodes, as in previous seasons, and with one per week, this means that the show should finish July 25, barring any unexpected setbacks. Below, we’ll explain how to watch every episode of iZombie’s fifth and final season, wherever you are in the world.
You should note that we’ll only be recommending official sources. While the new series might be available on unlicensed streaming sites, we strongly recommend sticking with official broadcasters, especially as you can watch online for free by following our guide. The video quality is often much higher, to start with, and there’s no chance of the episodes being taken offline for copyright violation. You can stream iZombie season 5 for free anyway, there’s no real benefit to using shady, unauthorized streaming sites.
All of the platforms showing iZombie are region-locked, which means you’ll need a VPN to use them from abroad.
How to stream iZombie season 5 abroad with a VPN
Bypassing regional blocking is easy once you know how. Below, we’ll explain how to unblock and stream iZombie from anywhere in the world:
- Start by signing up to a suitable VPN service. We recommend using ExpressVPN but NordVPN and CyberGhost are both excellent, low-cost alternatives.
- Download and install the VPN app, making sure to get the appropriate version for your device.
- Decide which of the streaming platforms below you’d like to unblock.
- Connect to one of your VPN’s servers in the relevant location. For instance, you’ll have to use a US server to unblock The CW or a British server for Netflix UK.
- Try playing a video on your chosen service. Most of the time, it should begin immediately, but if it doesn’t, clear your browser’s cache and cookies, then refresh the page.
How to stream iZombie season 5 for free on US TV
The CW produces and broadcasts iZombie in the US. This is good news, since the CW allows users to watch the last five episodes of its shows online for free. You don’t even have to create an account in order to watch. That said, there are a couple of things to be aware of: first, these episodes won’t be live; instead, they’ll be added to the on-demand library a few hours after they finish airing on TV. Also, as new episodes air, older ones are removed from The CW’s website. This means that you’ll have four weeks to catch up if you miss an episode.
If you’d rather watch the new series live, there are several ways to do so. USTVNow is a streaming service designed to let members of the US Armed Forces watch American TV while on deployment. However, as it doesn’t actually check to see if you’re in the army or not, anyone can sign up; USTVNow allows you to register even if you don’t live in America. This platform includes The CW (and four other channels) in its free plan.
You can also stream The CW live with a YouTube TV, fuboTV, or Hulu with Live TV subscription. Unless you already have these services, though, it’s not worth signing up as none of these platforms offer a free trial that’s long enough to watch the whole fifth season of iZombie.
Looking to catch up on older episodes before the new series? Netflix US currently offers seasons 1–4, and while it usually costs $8.99 USD per month, there’s a 30-day free trial. Just cancel once you’re done to avoid being charged.
The services mentioned above are only available in the US, but you can access them from abroad with a VPN. ExpressVPN comes with a 30-day money-back guarantee so you can try it out risk-free.
Where else can I stream iZombie online?
The CW isn’t the only place to watch iZombie. In fact, the show’s final season will be available in several countries around the world. Below, we’ll explain how to stream iZombie where you are:
For most people, the easiest way to watch will be on Netflix. Episodes from season 5 will be added to the Canadian and British Netflix libraries the morning after they air in the US. Unlike with many other shows, iZombie’s availability is surprisingly consistent from one regional library to another. As such, those in other countries whose Netflix catalog includes iZombie could see new episodes added around the same time. This hasn’t been confirmed yet, but if you can’t find any other sources in your country, it won’t hurt to check Netflix just in case.
Currently, you can find the first four seasons of iZombie in more than a dozen Netflix libraries including Netflix US, UK, Canada, Mexico, France, Germany, and India. Prices vary depending on where you live but the average cost of a standard subscription is around $8.33 USD. Netflix offers a 30-day free trial too, so you’ll be able to see if season 5 is available in your location before committing.
Netflix is geo-restricted, and changes its available content based on your location. To access a particular Netflix library from abroad, you’ll have to connect to a VPN.
Stan has exclusive rights to broadcast iZombie in Australia. This service currently allows you to stream every previous episode, and will start showing season 5 on May 3, just like Netflix is doing in countries outside of the US.
Packages start at $10 AUD per month, although you’ll have to pay slightly more if you’d like to watch on multiple screens at the same time. Every plan includes a 30-day free trial, though, so it’s possible to watch some, but not all, of the new series for free. Of course, if you’re patient, there’s nothing stopping you from waiting until season 5 is finished and using the free trial to binge-watch every episode.
This service checks to see if your payment method is linked to an Australian address, so it’s very difficult for foreign users to register, although Australians in other countries can sign up as normal. As Stan is region-locked, you’ll still have to connect to an Australian VPN server in order to watch anything.
What to expect from season 5 of iZombie
Although season four had its fair share of twists and turns, the story isn’t over just yet. However, it has been confirmed that iZombie won’t be returning for a sixth season, with one of the show’s creators, Rob Thomas, stating that the show only needed one more season to wrap things up.
The writers certainly have their work cut out, though. During the last season finale, Liv decided to continue on as Renegade. With a growing zombie population in New Seattle, tensions will likely continue to grow between humans and the undead. With Ravi working on a better cure, things might actually end on an optimistic note, and if there are no zombies, there’s no need for a Renegade, which could hypothetically permit Liv the freedom to return to the life she had before the events of season one.
iZombie season 5 cast
For the most part, the cast will remain unchanged going into season 5, with three notable exceptions. Two major characters (who we won’t name) were killed off in the season 4 finale, and due to allegations of sexual misconduct, Robert Knepper will not be reprising his role as Angus McDonough. Otherwise, fans can look forward to seeing all of their favorite characters one last time in iZombie season 5.
- Rose McIver as Liv
- Malcolm Goodwin as Clive
- Rahul Kohli as Ravi
- David Anders as Blaine
- Robert Buckey as Major Lilywhite
- Aly Michalka as Peyton