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.