Written by Daniel Benson
Published on Friday, 08 March 2013 14:46
BBC THREE DRAMA IN THE FLESH BEGINS SUNDAY 17TH MARCH AT 22.00
America has done pretty well lately, serving up some excellent horror-themed TV in the shape of The Walking Dead, American Horror Story and Dexter to mention but a few. Spare a thought for us Brits though, we've brought you some pretty solid horror TV too, with Dead Set, Being Human and The Fades all delivering dark entertainment to keep fans happy between movies. Read on for the official info and check out the teasers below.
In The Flesh is an exciting new three-part drama for BBC Three that 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 mini-site: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p00szzcm
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