"In the Flesh" (TV show) is a drama series on BBC America that that follows zombie teenager Kieren Walker (Luke Newberry) and his reintegration back into both the local community and the heart of his family. This thought-provoking series — about redemption, forgiveness and the battle against prejudice — tells a very human story ... about the undead. Kieren isn't comfortable in his "undead" state. He didn't want to come back — he wanted to be dead.

After his suicide four years ago, his friends and family thought they'd never see him again. But then, shortly after his funeral, thousands rose from the dead. After months of re-habilitation and medication, the zombies, now known as PDS (Partially Deceased Syndrome) sufferers, are gradually being returned to their homes. When Kieran returns, he is forced to confront his family, the community that rejected him and the haunting flashbacks of what he did in his untreated state.

The series explores a post-zombie-uprising — from the zombie's perspective — as it follows 18-year-old Kieren Walker (Luke Newberry, "Anna Karenina," "Quartet"), a PDS sufferer who, now treated with the medication Neurolax, is deemed ready to return to his parents' home in the small village of Roarton. Since the passing of the PDS Protection act, the government has 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 boils in Roarton, the home of the "rotter" hating Human Volunteer Force (HVF). Can Kieren's neighbors forgive him for what he did in his untreated state? More importantly can Kieren forgive himself?

The series takes a fresh approach to the zombie genre, using it to tell a story that tackles real family and domestic issues. It's about feeling "other," exploring how chaos is born and the destructive effects it can have on both the individual and the community.

Season 2

The second season returns to the cauldron of Roarton where the living and the undead have reached a fragile peace. After the shocking events of Season 1, Kieren is desperately keeping his head down and squirreling money into his "escape fund" for Paris. But in the wider world, fear is in the air. The radical Pro-Living Party, Victus, is gaining government seats with a resulting spate of PDS Terrorism linked to the Undead Liberation Army (ULA). With the arrival of new and explosive characters from both Victus and the ULA, Kieren's plans are thrown into disarray as both set their sights on him. He'll find himself caught in the emotional crossfire, making his desire for a quiet life an unrealistic option.

The cast includes Luke Newberry ("Anna Karenina," "Quartet") as Kieren Walker, David Walmsley ("Doctors," "Love Story") as Rick Macy, Emily Bevan ("The Thick of It," "PhoneShop") as Amy Dyer, Harriet Cains ("Doctors," "Human Beings") as Jemima Walker, Steve Evets ("Shameless," "Anna Karenina") as Bill Macy, Kenneth Cranham ("Maleficent," "Upstairs Downstairs") as Vicar Oddie, Ricky Tomlinson ("The Royle Family," "Mike Bassett: Manager") as Ken Burton, and Stephen Thompson as Philip Wilson.

"In the Flesh" is produced by BBC Drama Production North. The series, created and written by Dominic Mitchell, is directed by Jonny Campbell, with Ann Harrison-Baxter serving as producer and Hilary Martin as executive producer.

Zombie Drama in the Flesh Season 2 Premiere Date Set for May


Network: BBC America
Genre: Drama
Runtime: 60 mins.
Premiere Date: June 6, 2013
Seasons: 2
Production Company: BBC Drama Production North

'In the Flesh' Season 2 Finds Undead Re-Entering Society — Premiering Saturday, May 10, the sophomore season of the BBC America series triggers unrest amongst Partially Deceased Syndrome (PDS) sufferers when measures are enacted to oppress them. Read more...
Undead Liberation Army Rises for 'In the Flesh' Season 2 — Premiering Saturday, May 10, the sophomore season of the acclaimed BBC America zombie miniseries reignites the world of teenager Kieren Walker, a PDS (Partially Deceased Syndrome) sufferer who continues in his struggle to find acceptance. Read more...
'In the Flesh' Season 2 Begins Filming — The six-part zombie thriller is set to return on BBC America in 2014 as part of Supernatural Saturday. Read more...

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