In The Flesh has been one of BBC3’s biggest hits in years, so successful that the channel have commissioned a new reality game show – I Survived A Zombie Apocalypse – inspired by the Bafta-winning drama.
You’re probably wondering how this works… The seven-part series will see eight plucky contestants begin their adventure trapped inside a shopping mall. But there’s a catch. They’re surrounded by the walking dead and must complete tasks using urban survival tactics (whatever they are) to get by. With the Army on their way, there’s just one goal – to avoid being bitten by a zombie. One bite and contestants will leave the show in “grisly style”. Ooh-er.
“I Survived A Zombie Apocalypse is a reality event on a huge scale for BBC3,” said the channel’s outgoing controller, Zai Bennett. “It promises to be a deadly twist on the genre.”
BBC3’s entertainment commissioner Ruby Kuraishe added, “This is a tongue-in-cheek game show that will really test one’s mettle. I think people will die to be a part of it.”