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Those eagerly awaiting the second season of In the Flesh will be happy to know the zombie drama now has an official premiere date for BBC America. It looks like the network is aiming to pair In the Flesh with Orphan Black on Saturday nights, though In the Flesh will premiere a few weeks after the clone drama arrives. While Orphan Black is on the schedule for April 19, In the Flesh will premiere its second season on May 10 at 10:00 p.m..
For those who haven't watched it yet, In the Flesh is not your typical zombie drama. The series, which aired its 3-episode first season last year on BBC Three and later, BBC America -- and is now available on Amazon and iTunes -- takes place after a zombie semi-apocalypse. The dead rose. They attacked and fed. And then someone found a cure, which rehabilitates the reanimated people and allows them a second chance at life. Created by Dominic Mitchell, the series centers on teenager Kieren Walker (Luke Newberry), a PDS (Partially Deceased Syndrome) sufferer who's now trying to find acceptance in a world divided on their support of these former zombies.
The first season not only re-introduces Kieren into society, but also fills in some of the blanks about his life before the big rising. For a three-episode season (or miniseries, kind of), the series digs deep and takes some dark turns, but in the process it quickly becomes a refreshing and unique take on a zombie story, tying family issues, politics and other human drama into the story in a way that is as emotional as it is suspenseful.
Here's BBC America's official description for Series 2 of In The Flesh:
In the cauldron of Roarton, where the living and the undead have reached a fragile peace, Kieren is desperately keeping his head down and squirreling money into his ‘escape fund’ for Paris. But in the wider world, fear is in the air. The radical Pro-Living Party, Victus, is gaining government seats with a resulting spate of PDS Terrorism linked to the Undead Liberation Army (ULA). With the arrival of new and explosive characters from both Victus and the ULA, Kieren’s plans are thrown into disarray as both set their sights on him. He’ll find himself caught in the emotional crossfire, making his desire for a quiet life an unrealistic option.
It sounds like the second season will focus more on Victus and the ULA and Kieren will get caught up in the middle of all of it.
The cast for Season 2 includes Luke Newberry, Emily Bevan, Harriet Cains, Stephen Thompson, Kenneth Cranham, Kevin Sutton, Steve Cooper, Marie Critchley, Sandra Hugget, Gerrard Thompson and Gillian Waugh. Newcomers include Wunmi Mosaku, playing Maxine Martin, and Emmett J. Scanlan, who's set to play the charismatic sickle of the Undead Prophet Simon.
Hopefully BBC America will have a trailer for the second season soon. In the meantime, if you haven't seen the first season, check out this preview below: