Wednesday, May 29, 2013

BBC zombie show 'In the Flesh' gets second season

Zombie character Kieren. Courtesy BBC-A
The three-part BBC zombie drama In the Flesh hasn’t aired yet on this side of the pond but thanks to a successful run in the UK, a second series has already been commissioned.

The series will run its first three parts here on BBC America June 6, 7 and 8 at 10 p.m. This has been moved up from August 3, which we had previously reported.

Set "after a zombie uprising where ‘treated’ zombies are rehabilitated back into society," the series has been described by BBC Three’s Controller, Zai Bennett, as a “fantastically original and engaging drama for BBC Three.”

According to the release (beware, spoilers): “Series two revisits the cauldron of Roarton where the living and the undead have reached a fragile peace. After the shocking events of series one, Kieren is hoping to get on with his second life but the arrival of new and explosive characters throws those plans into disarray. Battle lines are drawn and all will be judged.”

The second series will film later this year and air on BBC Three in 2014.

-Larissa Mrykalo