Tuesday, October 15, 2013

In The Flesh Series 2 starts filming

Filming has begun on the second series of the award-nominated BBC Three zombie drama, In The Flesh. 

Critically acclaimed creator Dominic Mitchell reignites the world of teenager Kieren Walker, a PDS (Partially Deceased Syndrome) sufferer who continues in his struggle to find acceptance.

Luke Newberry returns in the lead role of Kieren, together with Emily Bevan as his upbeat friend and fellow medicated zombie Amy Dyer), and Harriet Cains as his feisty sister, Jem Walker. 

Over six-episodes, Series Two propels us back to the cauldron of Roarton where the living and the undead have reached a fragile peace, with Kieren desperately keeping his head down, squirrelling money into his ‘escape fund’. But in the wider world, fear is in the air. The radical Pro-Living Party, Victus, is gaining government seats with a resulting spate of PDS Terrorism linked to the Undead Liberation Army. With the arrival in the village of new and explosive characters from both Victus and the ULA, Kieren’s plans are thrown into disarray as both set their sights on him and he finds himself caught in the emotional crossfire. A quiet life is not an option.

Director Jim O’Hanlon said: "With its uniquely naturalistic take on the zombie genre, told as much from the point of view of the zombies (or PDS Sufferers) themselves, as that of the locals forced to live alongside them, In The Flesh is original, dramatic, funny, politically engaged and never less than 100% emotionally truthful.
It's rare to find a series that is so exciting, entertaining and humorous, and yet has so much to say about the world we live in today. The characters have genuine verve, wit, colour and depth and I can't wait to get started on bringing them to life."

Writer and In The Flesh creator, Dominic Mitchell: "Returning to Roarton village has been a real joy, revisiting old characters and inventing new ones, entangling their lives and their loves. My hope is that In The Flesh series two will have something for everyone: with high-octane genre thrills running alongside emotional, hard-hitting domestic drama, with plenty of black humour to boot."

Luke Newberry says: "I'm very excited to continue on Kieren’s journey, and am delighted In The Flesh will be returning for a second series. New characters arrive in Roarton, introducing him to further challenges and new dilemmas, as he begins to feel trapped between the living and the dead."

Set in the fictional village of Roarton, In The Flesh started filming on Monday 7th October around the North West of England. The series will air in 2014 on BBC Three.

The drama was first developed by the BBC Drama Production team in Salford and writer Dominic Mitchell was discovered through ‘Northern Voices’, a BBC Writersroom competition.

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