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.
Over six episodes, series two takes us back to 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.
Returning to the series is Luke Newberry (Kieren Walker), who 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.”
He’ll be joined by Emily Bevan (as upbeat friend and fellow medicated zombie Amy Dyer), Harriet Cains (feisty sister Jem) and Stephen Thompson (aspirational Parish councilor Philip Wilson).
Writer and In The Flesh creator, Dominic Mitchell says: “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 2 will have something for everyone: with high-octane genre thrills running alongside emotional, hard-hitting domestic drama, with plenty of black humour to boot.”