'In The Flesh' heading to Canada

In The Flesh

A few months ago, TV Rage told you about In The Flesh, a new post-zombie series that looks at the zombie genre in a unique light. Instead of focusing on how big a threat zombies are to humans, this show instead looks at how zombies are threatened by humans.

Coverage of the series, which airs on BBC Three across the pond in England, has been pretty sparse over here in North America, but that looks to be changing. It has been announced that the Luke Newberry vehicle will be airing in Canada on its sci-fi cable channel Space on three Saturday nights, beginning May 18.

In the show, Newberry plays a rehabilitated zombie that is trying to return to fictional Roarton, England after the zombie uprising.

BBC Three's synopsis of the show says that "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 show also stars David Walmsley, Emily Bevan, Alex Arnold, Steve Cooper and Kenneth Cranham. It is directed by Jonny Campbell and produced by Ann Harrison Baxter.

Without seeing an episode, I am really interested in this concept. Zombies are hot in Hollywood right now, but eventually that is going to change. Unique takes on the genre such as this can extend its peak period.



- In The Flesh
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Written by: Hamatosan
Apr 27th, 2013, 6:42 pm

Images courtesy of BBC THREE


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Message Posted On May 2nd, 2013, 3:32 am

In the Flesh was quite good indeed.


Gotta have a look at Les Revenants as well :)


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Message Posted On Apr 28th, 2013, 4:37 am

"Without seeing an episode, I am really interested in this concept."

We do have complete recaps and photo galleries of all three episodes at TVRage...


Message Posted On Apr 27th, 2013, 11:58 pm
It definately needs more episodes. While I'll admit - the initial plot line seems almost, cheap at first... the evolving story line IS what kept me waiting to watch the next episode. And while some acting and even some of the post production footage seemed drab or low budget, it too has almost evolved with the story line and is not something I could claim by the end of the 1st episode. Hope it continues, it is more like a short story that isn't quite over right now than it is even a miniseries.
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Message Posted On Apr 27th, 2013, 11:43 pm
This is a total rip-off of the French TV series from two years ago called 'Les Revenants'. I'd have thought the French Canadians would know it. I watched 'Les Revenants' with subtitles and it was brilliant, even better than 'In The Flesh'. If you can find 'Les Revenants' it is definitely worth a watch.

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Message Posted On Apr 27th, 2013, 8:53 pm

Agreed, GREAT show but we need more episodes asap. Top of the Lake was also good.


Message Posted On Apr 27th, 2013, 7:51 pm
"Without seeing an episode" FUCK, one of the best things I've seen lately. This, Top of the Lake and Broadchurch, made everything else virtually unwatchable.Sadly only three episodes.
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