BBC Three is the latest broadcaster to jump on the Zombie craze, which was perhaps kicked off by AMC’s The Walking Dead. The digital channel has given the green-light to In The Flesh, a new three episode drama series set in the aftermath of a zombie uprising. Casting for the series is currently underway, with production slated to commence later this year.
Created by TV newcomer Dominic Mitchell, In The Flesh is set in a small town 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 follows Kieren Walker, a 17 year old who committed suicide four years’ ago when his best mate Rick died in Afghanistan. He didn’t leave a note, and is now returning to a village that always rejected him and a family who never got to say goodbye. Across the three episodes, we follow Kieren as he struggles to cope with fitting back in, with the guilt of what he did in his untreated state, and the sudden reappearance of Rick, a fellow PDS Sufferer. The boy that Kieren thought was dead is alive and the boy Rick thought was alive is dead.