BBC3’s intriguing new three-part “zombie” drama In The Flesh is expected to screen in the UK in March. The BBC have announced that a special one-off trailer for the series will be aired this Sunday (24th February) following episode four of the current (and last) series of supernatural drama Being Human. In The Flesh has been written by newcomer Dominic Mitchell and tells the story of Keiren Walker (Luke Newberry) and his reintegration back into both the local community and the heart of his family.
The show’s Press Release provides more details about the series - “After his death four years ago his friends and family never thought they’d see Keiren again. But then, shortly after his funeral, thousands of the dead were re-animated; and now, after months of rehabilitation and medication, the zombies are gradually being returned to their homes.
Now known as PDS sufferers (Partially Deceased Syndrome) - and since the passing of the PDS Protection Act - the Government have set an agenda of acceptance and tolerance, one that is at odds with the communities abandoned at the time of the rising and the bloody battle between zombies and humans that ensued.
A cauldron of brutal anti-zombie sentiment the source of the ‘rotter’-hating Human Volunteer Force (HVF), Keiren returns to his home in the rural village of Roarton. Here he is forced to confront his family, the community that rejected him and the flashbacks that continue to haunt him of what he did in his untreated state.
Keiren’s parents Steve (Steve Copper) and Sue (Marie Critchley) are undoubtedly pleased to see him but his sister Jem (Harriet Cains) isn’t so ready to pick up where they left off.
Meanwhile the HVF, led by the violent Bill Macy (Steve Evets) and backed by local vicar churchman Oddie (Kenneth Cranham) are ready to take action against any PDS sufferers reintegrated on their patch.”
Starburst Magazine will be reporting its initial impressions of In The Flesh from this week’s London Press Launch and will be speaking to series creator Dominic Mitchell about his exciting debut TV project.
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