Zombies? Played out. Ex-Zombies? Now that's where the drama's at — at least according to In the Flesh, BBC Three's new series about Keiran, a young ten who just so happens to have died four years ago and turned into a zombie. Now he's been "cured." and is ready to return home — with the guilt of the people he ate weighing on his mind, and the less-than-warm reception waiting for him by those who fought zombies (and lost loved ones to them) during the brief zombie uprising. Here's the official synopsis:
Now known as PDS sufferers (Partially Deceased Syndrome) - and since the passing of the PDS Protection act - the government have 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 and the source of the 'rotter' hating Human Volunteer Force (HVF), Kieren returns to his home in the rural village of Roarton. Here he is forced to confront his family, the community that rejected him and the flashbacks that continue to haunt him of what he did in his untreated state.
Maybe you don't have room in your heart for yet more zombie entertainment — I don't think anyone could blame you — but this seems like a pretty intriguing way to look at how society accepts (or doesn't accept) its monsters once they've been "rehabilitated." The series premieres next month.