Friday, November 2, 2012

NEWS: BBC's In The Flesh

Is it just me, or does it really seem like they are using the media to prepare us for the imminent zombie apocalypse? Or is it just a case of the me-alsos thanks to the success of AMC's The Walking Dead? Either way, it seems zombies are here to stay (at least until they eventually decompose) and so the BBC has decided to get its pound of flesh from the genre with new post-necrosis drama, In The Flesh.

To be fair to Auntie Beeb, the show isn't the usual survivors-versus-the-undead affair we've come to expect from countless shows, books, comics and movies but rather appears to be an intelligent, dramatic exploration of the human condition and what it is to be ''alive.''

According to SFX:

In The Flesh is the story of teenager Kieren Walker and his reintegration back into both the local community and the heart of his family. After his death four years ago, his friends and family thought they’d never see Kieren again. But then, shortly after his funeral, thousands of the dead were re-animated in one freak night; and now, after months of rehabilitation and medication, the zombies are gradually being returned to their homes.

With its central themes of redemption, forgiveness, acceptance, denial, and the very essence of what it means to be alive or dead, In The Flesh is a complex but tender look at what happens when families get a second chance at mending their past and working together towards an unpredictable future.

No word yet on an air date or if we'll get to see it Stateside but we'll keep you posted.

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