All the way back in March, the BBC aired the three-part zombie drama In the Flesh to a fair amount of acclaim. It’s got an intriguing premise, even if some people see it as just another thing about zombies. That’s fair, sure, but police procedurals and medical dramas have been pulling the same tricks on TV for many, many decades. Let there be brains!
Or maybe not, since these zombies are in varying stages of rehabilitation. The above teaser from BBC America gives only a hint as to what that rehab plot consists of, but we already know it takes place after The Rising, where thousands of people rose from the dead. One of them is Kieren Walker (Luke Newberry), a teenager who had recently committed suicide. Zombies are referred to as patients with “partially deceased syndrome” (PDS), and are medicated, reformed, and put back into the daily shuffle and shamble. As you might imagine, not everyone takes to having the walking sorta-dead in their lives on a regular basis. Didn’t get any of that from dinner with Mum and Dad up there, did you?