Friday, April 26, 2013

BBC Zombie Series In the Flesh to air on Space starting May 18, 2013

Image: Luke Newberry as Kieran Walker in In The Flesh

I get so excited when I hear we will be getting new series, and this news is ever more awesome because it's the British zombie series In the Flesh! When I first heard about this series, I felt the chances were low that we would get it here in Canada, but Space comes to our undead rescue and it will air starting starting May 18, 2013. In the Flesh is a quickie series, being just three parts but that doesn't have me any less excited about it. Bring it on, I say! Bring it on!

In the Flesh stars Luke Newberry, David Walmsley, Emily Bevan, Alex Arnold, Steve Cooper, Marie Critchley, Sandra Hugget, Harriet Cains and Kenneth Cranham. The 3-Part series begins Saturday, May 18 at 10 p.m. ET on Space and continues airing on Saturday nights until June 1, 2013.

Here is more about In The Flesh from a media release: " TORONTO (April 25, 2013) – This spring, Space encourages viewers to keep calm and avoid the undead with the North American premiere of IN THE FLESH on Saturday, May 18 at 10 p.m. ET. Committed to educating both the living and the reanimated, the three-part supernatural drama series from the BBC tells the story of zombie teenager Kieren Walker (Luke Newberry, Anna Karenina) and his reintegration back into the local community. The series is set in the fictional village of Roarton, England after a zombie outbreak in which thousands of the dead have been reanimated after months of rehabilitation and medication. When the zombies – referred to as partially deceased syndrome (PDS) patients – are deemed ready to return to their homes and families, they’re haunted by the memories of the atrocities they committed while rabid, and also face extreme hostility from the living.

Some important information about IN THE FLESH and Partially Deceased Syndrome (PDS):

FACT: In Episode 1, Kieren returns home after being subjected to months of rehabilitation and medication by a government that has set an agenda of acceptance and tolerance. However, a cauldron of brutal anti-zombie sentiment exists and is gathering support.

FACT: Since the passing of the PDS Protection act, the government wants everyone to get along, but their viewpoint is at odds with the communities who were abandoned at the time of the rising, and the bloody battle between zombies and humans that ensued.

FACT: Anti-zombie sentiment which has led to the ‘rotter’ hating Human Volunteer Force (HVF) make it hard for Kieren to return home, where he’s forced to confront his family and the community that rejected him, while dealing with the flashbacks that continue to haunt him.

FACT: Part 1 of IN THE FLESH premieres Saturday, May 18 at 10 p.m. ET, with Part 2 airing Saturday, May 25, and Part 3 on Saturday, June 1, only on Space.

FACT: IN THE FLESH also stars David Walmsley (DOCTORS) as Rick Macey, Emily Bevan (THE THICK OF IT) as Amy Dyer, Alex Arnold (SKINS) as Alex, Steve Cooper (SHAMELESS) as Steve Walker, Marie Critchley (ACCUSED) as Sue Walker, Sandra Hugget (LEAVING) as Shirley Wilson, Harriet Cains (DOCTORS) as Jem Walker, and Kenneth Cranham (DEATH IN PARADISE) as Vicar Oddie, among others.

FACT: IN THE FLESH is directed by Jonny Campbell (DOCTOR WHO), produced by Ann Harrison Baxter (THE SECRET OF CRICKLEY HALL), with Hilary Martin (THE SECRET OF CRICKLEY HALL) serving as executive producer."

In the Flesh begins on Saturday May 18, 2013 at 10 p.m. ET on Space.

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