Zombies will be amongst us once again when the award-winning supernatural drama, In the Flesh, returns with its second series in May.
The walking once-dead, or should I say individuals with PDS (Partially Deceased Syndrome), have not had an easy time of it. Since their reanimation during The Rising, they have been stalked and killed by members of the HVF (Human Volunteer Force) and medicated and rehabilitated by the government for proper re-entry into society.
Nine months later, PDS sufferer Kieren Walker (Luke Newberry, Lightfields) is still struggling to find acceptance and have a quiet life. At home in Roarton, where the living and the undead have a fragile peace between them, he is keeping a low profile (lest he is found out to be a “rotter”) and socking away money for his escape to Paris.
But peace is giving way to fear. Victus, the radical Pro-Living Party, is gaining seats in the government, and the Undead Liberation Army (ULA) is linked to acts of PDS Terrorism. This is bad news for Kieren, because radical members from each organization — namely Victus MP Maxine Martin (Wunmi Mosaku, Dancing on the Edge) and Simon (Emmett J Scanlan, The Fall), the charismatic disciple of the Undead Prophet — have their sights set on him.
On the home front, Kieren’s sister, Jem (Harriet Cains, Hollyoaks Later) is haunted by vivid flashbacks of her time in the HVF, and his BDFF (Best Dead Friend Forever) Amy Dyer (Emily Bevan, The Thick of It) has returned to Roarton — but this might not be good news.
And in the really bad news department, there is the talk of a Second Rising.
In the Flesh: Series 2 debuts on BBC Three in the UK during the first week of May and on BBC America in the US on 10 May 2014 at 10 PM Eastern.