kieren_in_the_fleshThanks to Walking Dead’s (ZzzzZzz) epic success, zombies are just everywhere. But while I’m honestly getting a bit tired of the genre’s trite tropes and a rash of commoditized renditions on the material, the Beeb’s take on the entire thing looks fresh and exciting. Entitled In The Flesh, the series centers around a rehabilitated zombie named Kieren, who is forced to return to a community that is frightened and disgusted by his “partially” undead state. This sounds exactly like the premise that could breath new life into a dying genre and thanks to BBC America, those of us over the pond can finally experience it for ourselves.

Look for the show to premiere as a three night mini-series airing Thursday, June 6-8, on BBC America at 10PM EST. You can also check out the official BBC America website for more tidbits and a short preview down below. Mark those calendars! via

Synopsis: “In the Flesh” explores a post-zombie-uprising – from the zombie’s perspective. The series follows 18-year-old Kieren Walker, a PDS (Partially Deceased Syndrome) sufferer who, now treated with the medication Neurolax, is deemed ready to return to his parents’ home in the small village of Roarton. Since the passing of the PDS Protection act, the government has set an agenda of acceptance and tolerance, one that is at odds with the communities abandoned at the time of The Rising and the bloody battle between zombies and humans that ensued. A cauldron of brutal anti-zombie sentiment boils in Roarton, the home of the ‘rotter’ hating Human Volunteer Force (HVF). Can Kieren’s neighbors forgive him for what he did in his untreated state? More importantly, can Kieren forgive himself?

SG