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[TV] The Opening Of “In the Flesh” Is Way Better Than “The Walking Dead”

BBC America is bring the UK zombie series ““In the Flesh” to the States in a new “3-night Zombie Event” Thursday, June 6 at 10pm/9c.

Can’t wait for the premiere? Now, you don’t have to wait. Here’s the opening 3-minutes that look absolutely fantastic! I’m setting my Dvr immediately.

“In the Flesh follows zombie teenager Kieren Walker (Luke Newberry) and his reintegration back into both the local community and the heart of his family.

After his suicide four years ago, his friends and family thought they’d never see Kieren again. But shortly after his funeral, thousands rose from the dead; and after months of rehabilitation and medication, the zombies — now known as PDS (Partially Deceased Syndrome) sufferers — are gradually being returned to their homes.

When Kieran arrives, he is forced to confront his family, the community that rejected him and haunting flashbacks of what he did in his untreated state.

“Your parents? They’re looking forward to seeing you again? … Why wouldn’t they?”
“Because I’m a zombie. And I killed people.”
“No. Kieren… What are you?”
“I am a Partially Deceased Syndrome Sufferer. And what I did in my untreated state was not my fault. ”



  • wildgator25

    I happened across the preview for this the other day and set my DVR to record this mini-series. I hope it will be good, if not… oh well.

    On a side note, Mr Disgusting, The Walking Dead must have ass raped you for you to bag on it so much. I can’t recall any positive articles you have written on TWD in a long while.

    • Valostar

      I know right? The show must have stolen his girlfriend or something, offended him some how. He makes it seem like TWD is the worst thing to happen in his life every time he mentions it.

    • Skratchy

      Can you blame him? The first two seasons were just the cast arguing with each other and zombies only showing up to split the group apart or kill off someone. The second season, especially, was boring as hell.

      This show already starts off with so much promise.

      • Adam Dodd

        Come on, guys. We need to be more sensitive about this.

        @MrDisgusting Show us on the doll where TWD touched you.

        Also, this looks amazing. Recording… NOW.

  • wildgator25

    And… this sounds like the writers of this mini-series may have read the comic “Revival”. The premise is very similar, although this may include some “My Boyfriend’s Back” comedic relief. Who knows?

  • SkullBunnie

    OH GOD please…for the love of god….stop trying to give zombies brains and personalities…it already F@#*cked up Vampires but its REALLY going to kill Zombies…THEYRE ZOMBIES…THE WHOLE POINT IS THAT THEY ARE DEAD AND THEY ARENT PEOPLE ANYMORE!!!!

    • K-Dogg

      Well I gotta say, I agree with ya totally SkullBunnie, I try to keep an open mind, quite enjoyed Warm Bodies for what it was, but I agree with you.

    • djblack1313

      SkullBunnie, so you just want the same old zombie movie/show (Romero films, The Walking Dead, Zombi, etc, etc, etc, etc) again and again? i respect it if that’s what you want but i welcome variations on these genres. i love the zombie genre but it is PLAYED OUT/tired.

      i don’t know why variations on these creatures (vampires, zombies, etc) bothers people so much. you don’t have to watch WARM BODIES, WWZ, IN THE FLESH, etc. no biggie i respect your opinion but zombie or vampire purists (which it sounds like you are one. i don’t mean that as an insult or anything) should at least try to be open to new variations. you’ll have more good movies/shows to watch that way! 🙂

      • Milk

        I’m with you DJ.

        It isn’t ruining anything. It’s merely adding a new sub-genre. I for one welcome something new. It doesn’t detract from ‘original’ zombies. This is an imaginary monster where it’s ok to reinterpret how they exist. IMO it’s just breathing new life into tired plots.

  • Soze

    I wouldn’t get too excited, saw this in the UK and thought it was really boring. There aren’t many zombies in it, it’s mostly about a gay couple reintegrating into normal society after a cure stops them being zombies. This 3 minutes isn’t very typical of the show as a whole. That said it did get a lot of plaudits…but anyone hoping for a gut munching horror show is going to be sorely disappointed.

  • djblack1313

    i loved this show (all 3 eps of it!). this isn’t a gory The Walking Dead type of show. it’s basically a drama w/ some horror elements. if you liked the awesome WARM BODIES (even though IN THE FLESH isn’t a comedy or very lighthearted) you may/probably will like this new show.

    think TRUE BLOOD’s vampires “coming out”/trying to be accepted and replace them with zombies (and take out the campy/comedy). i really loved IN THE FLESH and only 3 eps left me wanting more!

    • wildgator25

      HEY! YOU STOP THAT TALK ABOUT LACK OF GORY SHIT RIGHT THERE! (shhhh…. Mr Disgusting might think you mean The Walking Dead is actually gory)

      I can’t wait to get the chance to watch Warm Bodies though. Can’t catch it with all the reality shows I watch on TV now, ha!

    • weresmurf

      Saw WARM BODIES recently and thought it was amazing. Loved how it can be viewed as an allegory for the mentally ill in society (zombies being the mentally ill, bonies being how society perceives the mentally ill, the humans being society etc). Found it to be a very deep, very affecting movie with great performances all around. So I’m very much looking forward to seeing this. Glad to see you liked it too 🙂 A mate of mine saw Warm Bodies and here’s his comment cut and pasted from facebook:

      “i hated it. it romanticises monsters that should strip the flesh from your bones, not want to marry you”

      That kind of limited viewpoint makes me realise that movies like Warm Bodies and this are kind of needed, as Zombie Movies aren’t the problem, it’s the limited viewpoint of the audience that IS. Now we’re seeing Z movies spread beyond the cliché of braindead zombie and into other styles and people are challenged by it. Personally I love it. I love how its irritating people and I’m all for it 🙂

      • djblack1313

        weresmurf, EXACTLY!!!! your entire comment about some people not being open to new variations with these genres is 10000% spot on!! i don’t understand purists. why people just want the same type of zombie/zombie movie again & again & again is boring. don’t get me wrong, i love traditional zombie movies CITY OF THE LIVING DEAD, ZOMBI 2, DAY OF THE DEAD, etc. but i don’t want the same type of movies again and again.

        the fact that WWZ has the zombies/infected behaving almost like ants/schools of fish is refreshing to me. it’s something different and i welcome it! 🙂


        • weresmurf

          Im just finishing episode 3 now. I’ve laughed, I’ve almost cried, (well ok I DID cry 🙁 ) I’ve been emotionally touched, I’ve been absolutely enthralled by this show. I wish the makers of The Walking Dead would take note of this show, I wish they would HIRE the writers of this show just for the character interaction. It’s amazing the levels of depth they achieve in just two hours of this show. Absolutely amazing.

          What’s made my day though? It’s coming back for a season 2!!! 5 or 6 episodes!!!

          • djblack1313

            weresmurf, RIGHT?!!! i had the same experience! the part (one of several) that really made me tear up was when Kieren told his fellow zombie friend Amy his death background story. the look of sadness and love (as a friend) that Amy had for him broke my fucking heart. the show is brilliant.

            and WERESMURF YOU JUST MADE MY WEEK!!! SEASON 2 OF “IN THE FLESH”?!! I’M SO EXCITED!!! thank you so much for posting this news and i’m totally thrilled you loved the show too!


    The Walking Dead is cool. Ill say no to this one.. iv seen enough zombie shit lately.. besides it looks pretty gay

  • Deadite85

    I’m sorry….but in what way, shape, or form is this going to be better than TWD?

  • DeadInHell

    The Walking Dead is pretty lame, but this doesn’t look any better. I hate zombie fiction where the protagonist IS a “zombie”. It just doesn’t work. The necessary changes that have to be made just kind of take it out of the genre altogether and make it some cutesy self-congratulatory fantasy shit.

    And this will seem like a terribly ignorant generalization, but UK tv just generally sucks. It’s pretentious, dull, and ugly. On average. There are some gems, but they seem to come from a select few masters of the craft. The rest is…puerile and putrid.

    Maybe it’s a location/socioeconomic thing. I love Sherlock because it isn’t just a bunch of slimy cockney idiots speaking in moronic slang. I guess I just don’t think chavs should be allowed on camera.

  • lisey

    This looks pretty lame and boring. The actor barely opens his jaw when he talks and it sounds like he starts his sentences with his lips still closed.

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