BBC America will premiere In The Flesh on Thursday, June 6 at 10pm. In The Flesh tells the tale of what could happen after the Zombie Apocalypse.
I’ve always wondered about the Zombie Apocalypse. First of all, there has to be someone who saw it coming. There has never been a point in human history where someone didn’t “see it coming.” If that is the case, then something that causes the dead to rise from the grave has been anticipated – or precipitated – by a scientist somewhere. While humanity struggles to survive, making it through attacks, killing loved ones, and mourning the unnecessary loss of their fellow fighters, those who saw it coming are hiding out and scientists are feverishly working away to find a cure before the diseased horde finds itself at their doors.
So what happens if the things you were killing, the things you’d brought yourself to hate, was cured, and was living among you? In The Flesh tells this tale through the eyes of Kieren Walker, a Partially Deceased Syndrome sufferer who, through medication, has been brought back to nearly human status and is being returned to his home. His home, Roarton, was the genesis of the Human Volunteer Force after The Rising, the day in 2009 when the already dead rose from the grave. The HVF was formed when the government did not help as promised. Now, faced with having reformed “rotters” living among them, they fear that lack of medication or just a lack of knowledge about the condition will cause another outbreak, one for which they would have no defense. For the PDS sufferers, they must try to reconcile themselves with their new “life” as well as figure out if they’re meant to stay amongst the living or choose a different, more sinister, path.
Well, the answer to all of these questions will start Thursday night on BBC America. Until then, satisfy yourself with this sneak peek at a scene from Episode 1.
In The Flesh premieres Thursday, June 6, 2013 on BBC America at 10pm.