The three-part BBC mini-series In the Flesh has yet to air here in the US (that will happen on BBC America starting on June 6) and already the series will be returning for a second season.
As we reported here and here, ‘In the Flesh’ follows Kieren Walker (Luke Newberry), a teen who comes back from the dead after committing suicide. He and thousands of other zombies (known as the Partially Deceased Syndrome (PDS) sufferers) are rehabilitated and medicated before being returned to their homes. Unfortunately, before they were treated, the zombies were part of a brutal battle that left many humans dead and as a result communities are suspicious of the rehabilitated undead, making Kieren’s attempt to rejoin the living all the more complicated.
The second season (or series as it is known “across the pond”) will revisit the cauldron of Roarton where the living and the undead have reached a fragile peace. After the shocking events of series one [spoiler alert!], Kieren is hoping to get on with his second life but the arrival of new and explosive characters throws those plans into disarray. Battle lines are drawn and all will be judged.
The sophomore season of ‘In the Flesh’ will film later this year and will air on BBC Three in the UK in 2014 with presumed plans for that season to air here in the States at a later time in 2014.
In the meantime, US viewers can anticipate the debut of ‘In the Flesh’ on June 6 at 10/9c.