In-The-Flesh-boxEarlier this week, we showed you the first trailer for the upcoming BBC zombie series In The Flesh. We now have a newly released government announcement video that tells you how to "Keep calm and avoid the Undead."

The story was developed by Dominic Mitchell and is a three-part limited series where treated zombies are rehabilitated back into society:

"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."

In The Flesh was directed by Jonny Campbell and stars Luke Newberry, Ricky Tomlinson, and Kenneth Cranham. 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. We'll have more information as it becomes available and readers in the UK can check out the first episode in March.

Source: BBC Three
  • So, this the TV version of Warm Bodies? I’ll pass.

  • Looks like it could be promising. I’m guessing a bit more of a Warm
    Bodies movie/book type (Eventually curable) form of zombieism than the
    Fido movie type (incurable and zombies controlled with collars and kept
    as servants).

    It also sounds similar to the book Generation Dead. (In which teens came back to life, and had varied movement/speech abilities, and were basically a poorly treated (by many but not all) minority.)

    It has potential. I’m eager to see what they do with it.