BBC Developing New Zombie Series

2012/05/05 18:55:45 +00:00 | Jonathan James

It has been announced that the BBC will be developing a limited 3-part zombie drama series, titled In The Flesh:

"In The Flesh, 3x60 event drama, written by Dominic Mitchell for BBC Three

New writer Dominic Mitchell’s first TV commission was developed by the BBC Drama Production team in Salford and discovered through ‘Northern Voices’, a BBC Writersroom competition.

His script begins after the Zombie Uprising has been quelled by the Human Volunteer Force and life is starting to return to normal. Any surviving zombies have been captured, medicated, held in an NHS holding facility in Norfolk and are being slowly re-integrated back into society, with the help of contact lenses and cover up mousse. The story follows teenager Kieran Walker and boldly goes where no zombie drama has gone before."

TV development in the UK is a bit different from the US and you don't usually see big season orders, so it's possible that the success of the limited series could lead to additional episodes. It has been reported elsewhere that In The Flesh will be 3 90-minute episodes, but the official BBC website currently lists it as "3x60". We'll have more information as it becomes available.