May 10, 2012

New Zombie Series in Development for BBC

Looks like the BBC is getting into the zombie drama game.
Zombie Queen Elizabeth by Rob Sacchetto

According to the BBC Media Centre, the BBC has ordered a three-episode zombie series titled "In The Flesh," written by Dominic Mitchel for BBC 3. Lest you should think that the BBC is trying to replicate AMC's The Walking Dead, the official description of the show presents a much different take!
New writer Dominic Mitchell’s first TV commission was developed by the BBC Drama Production team in Salford and discovered through ‘Northern Voices’, a BBC Writersroom competition.
His script begins after the Zombie Uprising has been quelled by the Human Volunteer Force and life is starting to return to normal. Any surviving zombies have been captured, medicated, held in an NHS holding facility in Norfolk and are being slowly re-integrated back into society, with the help of contact lenses and cover up mousse. The story follows teenager Kieran Walker and boldly goes where no zombie drama has gone before.
Certainly sounds interesting. It's been awhile (see DEAD SET) since zombies have run amok on UK television, so you can count one me to check this out if and when it becomes available.