Emmett J. Scanlan (The Fall) and Wunmi Mosaku (Dancing On The Edge) have joined the cast of BBC Three’s zombie series In The Flesh for its upcoming six episode second season, which jus recently entered production in the North West of England. Scanlan has been cast as Simon, a charismatic disciple of the Undead Prophet; while Mosaku has been cast as Maxine Martin, a Member of Parliament.
Created by Dominic Mitchell, In The Flesh is set in the small town of Roarton in the north of England and picks up after a zombie uprising, just as rehabilitated zombies are being reintroduced back into society. Now known as PDS Sufferers (Partially Deceased Syndrome), these former zombies have been caught, treated and, armed with their flesh cover-up and special contact lenses are now returning to their friends and families who previously thought them dead. The series is a co-production between BBC Drama Production North and BBC America and stars Luke Newberry (Mrs Biggs), David Walmsley, Emily Bevan (The Thick Of It), Harriet Cains (Doctors), Ricky Tomlinson (The Royle Family) Steve Evets (Shameless) and Kenneth Cranham (Rome).
In the show’s six episode second season the living and the undead have reached a fragile peace in Roarton. Kieren is desperately keeping his head down and squirreling money into his ‘escape fund’. But in the wider world, fear is in the air. The radical Pro-Living Party, Victus, is gaining government seats with a resulting spate of PDS Terrorism linked to the Undead Liberation Army (ULA). With the arrival of new and explosive characters from both Victus and the ULA, Kieren’s plans are thrown into disarray as both set their sights on him. He’ll find himself caught in the emotional crossfire, making his desire for a quiet life an unavailable option.