When Hell Is Full, The Dead Will Walk on the BBC: "In The Flesh" Trailer
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When Hell Is Full, The Dead Will Walk on the BBC: "In The Flesh" Trailer

By Steven Lloyd Wilson | Trailers | February 26, 2013 | Comments ()


Following on the heels of Warm Bodies, the BBC is moving forward with a new series in the same spirit of zombies being redeemed. It's called "In The Flesh", which sounds like one of those terrible "unrated" thrillers that were a teenaged rental standby from Hollywood Video in the days before the rise of the Internet. But name aside, it looks really good. Here's a first trailer:

So we've got a zombie outbreak, but it seems more or less under control by the government, to the point that they have a nominal cure that they are using to rehabilitate victims. Our protagonist is a teenage boy who is being returned to the small town in which he was already lonely and miserable before he became a shambling corpse and started eating his neighbors' brains.

It debuts March 17 on the mighty BBC, but there is still no word as to when we'll get it in America. Presumably it will be soon. Zombies are as American as apple pie.

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Comments Are Welcome, Bigots and Trolls Are Not

  • ViciousTrollop

    He reminds me of Angel. He was always whining about all the bad things he had done in the past.

  • toblerone

    Didn't Misfits already cover this?

  • Fabius_Maximus


  • toblerone

    Wasn't Curtis a zombie at the end?

  • Fabius_Maximus

    Dunno. Only watched until Sheehan quit. Doesn't matter if he was a zombie at the end.

  • Quatermain

    Wait, let me guess...he's all angst and 'Wah, I'm dead nobody understands me' and then there is The Girl and she's all 'I understand your Special Snowflakeness' and then he's all 'My dead heart beats no more therefore I cannot love' and she's all 'Well then I'll become a zombie to prove my love' and he's all 'I can't let you do that, you have so much to live for and besides mine is a lonely and tortured road' and then it goes on, one crushing disappointment after another until you just wish Flanders was dead.

  • Dragonchild

    Damn, reading this depressed the cynic in me.

    / Still a better love story than Twilight.

  • Milly

    An interesting premise and I'm sure someone out there will consider it an allegory of soldiers suffering from PTSD and the impacts of bringing the fighter and the person behind it back to one individual.

    Brother-in-law serves in the British Parachute regiment and he says that when he's on tour - served time as UN peacekeeper in Bosnia, Africa and as a Para in Northern Ireland, Iraq and Afghanistan - he feels like he is a completely different person who takes lives for his safety and the safety of his friends. When he comes home, he becomes him again, but what he did as the soldier still filters through and haunts him.

  • Blake

    WTF! The best thing about Zombies is they have no redeemable qualities. We are food and they what to eat us. I don't want Twilight.

    Why ruin it?

  • God Of Bal-Sagoth

    Kind of a leap to make the Twilight comparison based on 61 seconds of footage, no? Especially 61 seconds of footage that never showed a hint of romance?

    I thought it looked rather interesting, and given that it's the BBC I think we can make some safe assumptions about it's likely lack of Twilightyness.

  • Blake

    I just don't see them going any other way. I guess I'm a purist and what my zombies to be non self aware brain eating / flesh killers.

    I don't want another Land of the Dead where non infected character utters a line like:

    [Driver of "Dead Reckoning" about to shoot Big Daddy's group]
    Riley: No. They're just looking for a place to go. Same as us.

  • BlackRabbit

    Is that the word for it? "Twilightyness"?

  • God Of Bal-Sagoth

    OK, it might be Twilightiness. The "y" is probably incorrect.

  • God Of Bal-Sagoth

    It is now, and don't you ever question me in public again.

  • chanohack

    EENteresting... I love zombie stories, especially ones that haven't been told before. I am very excited.

  • Mrs. Julien

    I just wanted to say how much I love your Avatar. There's nothing like a man who looks like he walked out of a romance novel!

  • chanohack

    Hey, thanks! I appreciate mustaches. And I also think it's hilarious that he's "talking" on an unplugged house phone while he walks around shirtless on some beach... what a badass.

  • Wembley

    God. I'm sick of zombies.
    Somebody, please, shoot ME in the head.

  • zeke_the_pig

    I'll eat your brains if you want

  • John G.

    I see what you did there

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