BBC Three show teaser trailer for new Zombie drama TONIGHT!

Posted by: on Feb 24, 2013 | No Comments

Luke Newberry in In The Flesh
Since the arrival of comedy-horror ‘Shaun of the Dead’ or slick zombie series ‘The Walking Dead’ it seems that it’s become socially acceptable to love watching those flesh eaters get up to every day shenanigans. The supernatural is so en vogue whether it be on the big screen or as part of your weekend television schedule. BBC Three are notorious for backing the coolest and best new dramas and tonight they reveal a teaser trailer for new drama, In The Flesh…..

BBC Three viewers will get a quick glimpse of new drama In The Flesh tonight at 10:58pm. The exciting new three-part series tells the story of zombie teenager Kieren Walker (Luke Newberry) and his reintegration back into both the local community and the heart of his family.

After his death four years ago, his friends and family thought they’d never see Kieren again. But then, shortly after his funeral, thousands of the dead were re-animated; and now, after months of re-habilitation 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 and the source of the ‘rotter’ hating Human Volunteer Force (HVF), Kieren 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.

Kieren’s parents, Steve (Steve Cooper) 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 violent Bill Macy (Steve Evets) and backed by local churchman Vicar Oddie (Kenneth Cranham), are ready to take action against any PDS Sufferer reintegrated on their patch.

In the Flesh

We think that this is definitely worth the watch: a zombie drama on the surface yes, but we feel that the conflict between Zombies and the HVF works as a fantastic allegory for overcoming prejudice in society and the damage it may cause…

 

This will definitely speak to the horror genre fan as well as the casual sitcom/drama viewer.

 

Tune into Being Human this Sunday at 10pm on BBC Three – the one-off teaser trailer for In The Flesh will screen straight after.

 

 

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