The trailer for the new BBC series 'In the Flesh' examines a post-zombie world
It looks likely that the zombie resurgence of the past few years is now in decline. You can tell, because the genre is starting to mutate in interesting ways as the appeal of straightforward zombies is starting to decline. Take, for instance, this month's 'Warm Bodies,' a film that featured a zombie slowly returning to life due to love. Now, it seems, television is entering the post-zombie world that Warm Bodies seemed to herald in.
The BBC is introducing a post-zombie series titled 'In the Flesh.' Unlike AMC's The Walking Dead (or any piece of zombie fiction ever), the film isn't about the threat that zombies pose to humans -- it's about the threat humans pose to zombies.
The series will follow Kieran (Luke Newberry), a former zombie who has been "rehabilitated" but still feels guilt about the atrocities he committed while undead. Check out some of the synopsis below:
"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."
The series seems like a unique take on the genre, and interestingly uses zombies as a metaphor for rehabilitation. Check out the trailer below:
The three-part series will air on BBC Three next month. Will you be tuning in?