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In The Flesh First Pictures

In The Flesh : A first look at the BBC's new zombie series

Way back in May we reported (opens in new tab) that the BBC had announced plans for a new zombie series (to air on BBC Three) from writer Dominic Mitchell, whose script was discovered through a writers' room competition. Well, now we can show you the first pictures from the post-zombie-apocalypse drama In The Flesh (opens in new tab) , just in time for a Halloween evening fright.

In The Flesh is the story of teenager Kieren Walker and his reintegration back into both the local community and the heart of his family. After his death four years ago, his friends and family thought they’d never see Kieren again. But then, shortly after his funeral, thousands of the dead were re-animated in one freak night; and now, after months of rehabilitation and medication, the zombies are gradually being returned to their homes.

With its central themes of redemption, forgiveness, acceptance, denial, and the very essence of what it means to be alive or dead, In The Flesh is a complex but tender look at what happens when families get a second chance at mending their past and working together towards an unpredictable future.

Set in the fictional village of Roarton, In The Flesh started filming on Sunday 21 October and is shot around the North West of England. The cast also includes Alex Arnold (Alex), Steve Cooper (Steve Walker), Marie Critchley (Sue Walker), Stephen Thompson (Philip Wilson), Sandra Hugget (Shirley Wilson), Gerard Thompson (Dean), Kevin Sutton (Gary), John Owen-Jones (Keith), Karen Henthorn (Janet Macy), Oliver Birch (Giles Weir), Steve Garti (Duncan Lancaster), Juliet Ellis (Patty Lancaster).”

You can read more about In The Flesh over at the BBC Media Centre (opens in new tab) .

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I'm the News Editor at Total Film magazine, running the opening pages of every issue where you can read exclusive interviews and see first-look images from the biggest films. I was previously the Community Editor at sci-fi, fantasy and horror movie bible SFX. You'll find my name on news, reviews, and interviews covering every type of movie, from the latest French arthouse release to the biggest Hollywood blockbuster. My work has also featured in Official PlayStation Magazine and Edge. Outside of my day job, I'm a FromSoft fanatic (proudest achievement: beating Malenia solo) and a TV connoisseur (translation: I'll watch anything).