Entertainment Television

'In the Flesh' video preview: Ex-zombie angst

If you watch AMC's "The Walking Dead" regularly, you know that at one time, Hershel Greene believed if he kept his zombified relatives locked up in his barn long enough, they would be saved once humanity figured out a cure for the zombie epidemic.

BBC America's upcoming miniseries "In the Flesh" imagines a world where zombies can be cured, or at least medicated to keep their rabid tendencies at bay. Now considered patients with PDS, or Partially Deceased Syndrome, former zombies are treated and reintegrated back into human society.

In this scene from the first episode, PDS sufferer Kieren Walker (Luke Newberry) discusses how is haunted but the memories of eating brains in a group therapy session at a PDS facility before going back home. Once he goes home, Kieren not only has to deal with a sister who hates him and parents who don't understand what he's going through, but with the same issues that resulted in his becoming a zombie in the first place.

Four years ago, the teen felt like an outsider in school and the community that rejected him, leading him to commit suicide. Like thousands of others, he rose from the dead shortly thereafter.

Created and written by Dominic Mitchell and executive produced by Hilary Martin, "In the Flesh" is a new and deeply affecting twist on the zombie tale. BBC America will air the three-night mini at 9 p.m. CT June 6-8.

Want more? Discuss this article and others on Show Patrol's Facebook page

Copyright © 2015, RedEye
Related Content
  • June 2013 TV premieres, finales, movies and specials

    June 2013 TV premieres, finales, movies and specials

    The summer TV season gets in full gear this June, with so many new and returning series, specials and movies premiering I am not even sure where to start. AMC has resurrected "The Killing" (June 2) for a third season. The final seasons of "Burn Notice" (June 9), "Futurama" (June 19) and "Dexter"...

  • Breakout musician Porter Robinson indulges scenic beauty from a distance

    Breakout musician Porter Robinson indulges scenic beauty from a distance

    Other headliners at this weekend's North Coast Music Festival (held Friday through Sunday in Union Park) certainly will deliver chills, especially soul man D'Angelo and hip-hop house band the Roots. Yet electronic musician Porter Robinson's combination of musical thrills (the compositions on his...