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In The Flesh Zombie Series in Development at BBC

I am glad to see that big TV networks start to pay a bit more attention to the zombie genre and the latest to join the ranks, probably encouraged by the success of The Walking Dead, is BBC. They are planning to start a new TV series called In The Flesh and I must admit that the premise is extremely interesting!

Here is how BBC themselves describe In The Flesh:

New writer Dominic Mitchell’s first TV commission was developed by the BBC Drama Production team in Salford and discovered through ‘Northern Voices’, a BBC Writersroom competition.

His script begins after the Zombie Uprising has been quelled by the Human Volunteer Force and life is starting to return to normal. Any surviving zombies have been captured, medicated, held in an NHS holding facility in Norfolk and are being slowly re-integrated back into society, with the help of contact lenses and cover up mousse. The story follows teenager Kieran Walker and boldly goes where no zombie drama has gone before.

I never was a fan of the idea of trying to re-integrate zombies into society, but things could always go really wrong and I have a feeling that they will. Also, I am pretty encouraged by In The Flesh and UK zombie movies especially since a while ago BBC delivered the amazing Dead Set.

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Fan-Funded The Silent City Web-Series Will Debut in May

Just recently I found out about The Silent City, an upcoming web series that is going to be released sometime in May / April this year. Although it appears that it’s not completely focused on zombies, but more on storytelling and a post-apocalyptic setting where just one single survivor is left in New York, the upcoming web series also seems to have some zombies in (and more than 1 character) and is completely exciting.

The Silent City raised funds on Kickstarter and is now preparing for launch. It is shortly described as “A new take on the post-apocalyptic road movie, The Silent City explores a world where one wrong turn can mean the extinction of the species.”

What I really liked about this upcoming web series (the first season will have 5 3-minute long episodes) was the explanation the director gave: “We want to show that smart, meaningful, soulful films don’t have to be boring, and that zombie films don’t have to be brainless.” That is very interesting and promising!

And of course, there are not just words to back the upcoming series up! There’s also a teaser trailer for The Silent City available on YouTube and it looks amazing. I am really excited about this project and honestly I can’t wait to see it! Until then, the teaser is all we’ve got:

If you want to keep updated with the latest The Silent City episode, keep an eye on their YouTube channel.