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.