In the Flesh is an award-winning BBC Three supernatural drama series starring Luke Newberry. Set after “The Rising”, which is the show’s take on a zombie apocalypse, the drama focuses throughout on reanimated teenager Kieren Walker and his return to his local community.

The show, set in the fictional village of Roarton, Lancashire, though filmed in Marsden, West Yorkshire, depicts life after “The Rising”. During The Rising, deceased teenager Kieren Walker and thousands of other people who died in 2009 were re-animated as rabid zombies. The re-animated people were hunted down during “The Pale Wars” by armed militias. A medication was found to bring consciousness back to the undead, returning their minds to who they were before dying.


I love this show. It does something that I haven’t seen in a long time. It takes a fantasy subject matter and uses it as an opportunity for social commentary. Very very good… not easy stuff to watch… but worth it…

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