Sunday, June 8, 2014

"I Survived a Zombie Apocalypse" Coming to BBC Three

Courtesy The Telegraph
While some people may be "over" the zombie phenomenon, there is no sign of it slowing down anytime soon. According to BBC and Deadline, the virus has infected the world of reality television and will soon be shambling onto screens in the form of a game show.

In a nod that fans of George A. Romero will be sure to appreciate, the show takes place in a zombie infested mall a la "Dawn of the Dead." The ultimate goal of the show, as with any zompoc media, is to survive the hordes until the Army shows up to rescue you. To make things interesting, if a contestant is bitten on the show, they are taken out of the game in a particularly gruesome manner. Here are a few more details via the BBC:


"Eight contestants will begin an apocalyptic adventure trapped together in a shopping mall, surrounded by the walking dead. The contestants must live by their wits, make difficult decisions, and use urban survival tactics. Their ultimate goal is to avoid the lethal bite of a zombie and stay alive.

During their intense stay, they will face tasks that are necessary for their survival. These tasks are potentially dangerous and will put them in close contact with the undead. The threat will be constant: one bite and they will leave the show in grisly style.

It’s a question of teamwork, as the more of them that stay alive the easier it is to thrive in a zombie-eat-human world. The Army is on its way, but how many of the contestants will have what it takes to survive a zombie apocalypse?

"I Survived A Zombie Apocalypse" is commissioned by Controller of BBC Three Zai Bennett, and Entertainment Commissioner Ruby Kuraishe, and the 7x60 series is a Tiger Aspect Production.

Zai Bennett says: “I Survived A Zombie Apocalypse is a reality event on a huge scale for BBC Three, it promises to be a deadly twist on the genre.”

Ruby Kuraishe says: “This is a tongue-in-cheek game show that will really test one’s mettle. I think people will die to be a part of it.”

Executive producers for Tiger Aspect are Andrew Brereton and Sebastian Grant. Andrew Brereton says: “It’s nice to finally have a game show where if you get a challenge wrong, you get your arms ripped off and your brains eaten out.”"

What do you think about this new game-show; have we finally reached the peak of zombie popularity or is this a new and exciting avenue for the undead? There is currently no word on when the show will hit the air, but keep checking back here for the latest updates!

-Nowal Massari

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