iZombie creator Rob Thomas is backing two young writers on his sophomore series for a new mangannorrisgenre drama project at the CW. Tempest, written by Graham Norris and Deirdre Mangan, centers on a young woman living in a utopian spaceship. When she finds out the ship is secretly powered by slaves, she becomes enmeshed romantically and politically in the dangerous rebellion brewing below the decks. Norris and Mangan executive produce with Thomas and his frequent collaborator Danielle Stokdyk. Warner Bros. TV, where Thomas is under an overall deal, is the studio.

CW LogoiZombie launched last season and recently received an order for five additional scripts from the CW.

Thomas, Norris (who started off as an actor) and Mangan are repped by UTA.