BBC Three drama ‘In The Flesh’ Series 2 returning in May – new image

Life back in Roarton continues to trouble PDS sufferer Kieren

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The BBC has revealed a new image for the second series of BBC Three’s zombie drama In The Flesh which is set to air in May.

The six-part series starring Luke Newberry will broadcast in the UK in the first week of May (exact date still tbc) followed by its US debut on BBC America on the 10 May.

The second series propels us back to the hotbed of Roarton nine months on, where the living and the undead have reached a fragile peace. Partially Deceased Syndrome (PDS) sufferer, Kieren (Luke Newberry) is still struggling to find self-acceptance, and is keeping his head down, squirreling money into his ‘escape fund’ for Paris. Only problem is, he can’t escape himself.

In the wider world, fear is in the air, provoked by radical Pro-Living Party, Victus, and extremism linked to the Undead Liberation Army. Scarier still, there are whispers about a Second Rising.

When explosive characters from both Victus and the ULA descend in Roarton, Kieren’s dreams of escape are thrown into disarray. Victus MP Maxine Martin (Wunmi Mosaku), is stirring up anti-PDS sentiment in the village, while charismatic ULA disciple, Simon (Emmett J Scanlan), wants Kieren to stay for different reasons altogether.

As Kieren increasingly finds himself in Maxine and Simon’s crossfire, tensions re-ignite within the Walker family, where schoolgirl Jem (Harriet Cains) is facing her own demons, struggling to come to terms with vivid flashbacks from her time in the HVF (Human Volunteer Force). Kieren’s only saving grace is the return of his old hunting partner Amy Dyer (Emily Bevan)… but has his happy-go-lucky BDFF (Best Dead Friend Forever) been radicalized by the ULA?