We can’t wait for the newest small-screen zombie drama, this time out of the UK: BBC3′s “In the Flesh” promises a very different take on the genre from the US hit ”The Walking Dead.” Both shows deal with life in the long-term after the zombie apocalypse, but where TWD focuses almost entirely on the human survivors — with incurable, soulless walking corpses — the protagonists of ITF are zombies who have been somehow “rehabilitated” and are being re-introduced into human society. Think dark follow-up to Shaun of the Dead or a less campy Fido.
Based on the trailers we’ve seen via io9, “In the Flesh” goes well beyond taming zombies. The rehabilitated regain human consciousness, but also the awareness that they are no longer human and memories of killing and eating people. Whether you like “sympathetic” zombies or not, it’s a pretty interesting concept, and it already appears more original that it might seem on first sight.
“In the Flesh” premieres on March 17 at 10 pm GMT on BBC3.
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