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'In the Flesh' sneak peek: See 1st 3 minutes of zombie story

By Curt Wagner, @ShowPatrol

RedEye

5:26 PM CDT, June 4, 2013

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BBC America has released the first three minutes of its upcoming miniseries "In the Flesh," showing how a former zombie's killing ways are haunting him as he tries to assimilate back into the land of the living.

In the three-episode mini, which airs at 9 p.m. CT June 6-8, zombies can be "cured" with medication that keeps their rabid tendencies at bay. But Kieren Walker (Luke Newberry) and other patients battling Partially Deceased Syndrome aren't exactly welcomed back home after having eaten their neighbors' brains.

In this scene from the first episode, Walker remembers how he attacked one of those neighbors before being captured and carted off to a PDS facility. As we saw in a previous sneak peek, Walker is troubled by the memory and the fact that he did such horrible things. He's afraid to go back to his parents, sister and the town where he grew up an outsider even before he became a zombie.

When he does, what should be a happy reunion with his family and an old friend turns tragic.

More than another zombie apocalypse thriller, "In the Flesh" is a surprisingly deep examination of fear, prejudice and the struggle for acceptance. It was created and written by Dominic Mitchell and executive produced by Hilary Martin.

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