BBC commissions 3-part zombie drama: In the Flesh

News Louisa Mellor 3 May 2012 - 11:19

From new writer Dominic Mitchell, 3 x 60 minute episodes of a new zombie apocalypse drama are on their way to BBC Three

 

Amongst the cosy district nurse and literary adaptations announced this morning as part of the BBC’s latest drama commissions, was something we thought might be of interest: a post-zombie uprising three-part drama.

Destined for BBC Three, the home to the great majority of the Beeb’s sci-fi and fantasy content (well, since Outcasts died an unfortunate death on BBC One at any rate), In the Flesh will come from new writer Dominic Mitchell, who was discovered as part of a BBC Writersroom competition. The premise is as follows:

“[In the Flesh] begins after the Zombie Uprising has been quelled by the Human Volunteer Force and life is starting to return to normal. Any surviving zombies have been captured, medicated, held in an NHS holding facility in Norfolk and are being slowly re-integrated back into society, with the help of contact lenses and cover up mousse. The story follows teenager Kieran Walker and boldly goes where no zombie drama has gone before.”

Sounds like a light-hearted take on a much-seen genre based on that description, perhaps more Shaun of… than The Walking Dead? There's no news on broadcast dates or casting as yet, but we'll keep you posted.

You can read more about the BBC’s new drama commissions, which include a new take on Alexander Dumas’ The Three Musketeers, here.

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The thing is Being Human change from being a comedy to being a Drama, an changing it from a comedy to a Drama made it far more watch-able. It hard to see how that can happen in this premise. 

John Owen-Jones (Phantom of the Opera, Les Mis) is in it! Yippeeeeee :-D

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