BBC3 zombie drama In the Flesh has been given a new lease of life with the announcement that a second three-part series is to begin filming later this year.
The unconventional undead drama followed Kieran Walker (Luke Newberry) and his fellow PDS (Partially Dead Syndrome) sufferers as they adjusted to a second shot at life – aided by drugs and cosmetics – while battling anti-zombie prejudice on their re-introduction to society.
Series two is set to return to the village of Roarton, where the fragile peace between living and undead is soon shattered by the arrival of new characters. "Battle lines are drawn and all will be judged," promises the synopsis.
Meanwhile, fans will also be expecting PDS sufferer Amy's search for the mysterious Undead Prophet to form part of the new season's story arc.
In the Flesh was created by Dominic Mitchell, who was discovered by the Northern Voices BBC Writersroom initiative. Following the news of the show's renewal, he said: “I am absolutely delighted and thrilled to be given this fantastic opportunity to continue exploring the characters and world of In the Flesh.”
BBC3 controller Zai Bennett called the series “a fantastically original and engaging drama", while BBC drama head Kate Harwood added “It is testament to the brilliant and talented in-house drama team in Salford that In the Flesh has been commissioned as a series. I am immensely proud of Dominic’s fantastic writing and can’t wait to see how the stories unfold.”
Series two of In the Flesh is due to air on BBC3 next year.