For those unfamiliar with In The Flesh, the post-zombie series is a BBC drama which airs on BBC America in the U.S. Like many TV programs transplanted across the vast ocean, fans in America get the series a little later than their U.K. counterparts, but that also means Americans get to play less of a waiting game where renewals are concerned. Season 2 of In The Flesh was greenlighted before the show even premiered stateside. Now, just a short time after the show appeared in its native habitat, we’ll be getting Season 2 on our TVs. If you didn’t get on board for the first round, or need a bit of a refresher course, here’s a look at what you missed during In The Flesh’s short first season, and what you should be looking forward to.

Basic Premise of The Series
Like any good supernatural drama, In The Flesh features plenty of backstory explaining why there are zombies in the show’s world, as well as how the community is coping with a world filled with mostly dead ladies and dudes. Here’s the basic gist: Back in 2009, people’s loved ones began to quite literally rise from the grave. These were zombies of the vicious type we’ve come to know and love from movies like Zombieland and World War Z. Clearly, the living got busy protecting their own, starting a chain of events known as The Pale Wars.

However, In The Flesh isn’t really about the wars between zombies and humans. Instead, it’s a drama about life after the zombie apocalypse. In the wake of many human deaths and zombie re-deaths, modern science figured out how to calm those suffering from Partially Deceased Syndrome (PDS). They take a daily dose of heavy drugs and wear makeup and contacts in order to fit into everyday society. Regardless, even though the former zombies are mostly like regular people, society is still living with the ramifications of their former rabid actions and intolerance is rampant.

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