Filming Underway For Series Two Of BBC Three Drama In the Flesh

Filming has begun on the second series of the award-nominated BBC Three zombie drama, In the Flesh. Critically acclaimed creator Dominic Mitchell reignites the world of teenager Kieren Walker, a PDS (Partially Deceased Syndrome) sufferer who continues in his struggle to find acceptance.

Over six-episodes, series two propels us back to the cauldron of Roarton where the living and the undead have reached a fragile peace, with Kieren desperately keeping his head down, squirrelling money into his ‘escape fund’. But in the wider world, fear is in the air. The radical Pro-Living Party, Victus, is gaining government seats with a resulting spate of PDS Terrorism linked to the Undead Liberation Army. With the arrival in the village of new and explosive characters from both Victus and the ULA, Kieren’s plans are thrown into disarray as both set their sights on him and he finds himself caught in the emotional crossfire. A quiet life is not an option.  


Returning to the series Luke Newberry (Kieren Walker) leads the cast together with Emily Bevan (as up-beat friend to Kieren and fellow medicated zombie Amy Dyer), Harriet Cains (feisty sister, Jem Walker) and Stephen Thompson (aspirational Parish councilor Philip Wilson).


Also returning are Kenneth Cranham (Vicar Oddie), Kevin Sutton (Gary), Steve Cooper (Steve Walker), Marie Critchley (Sue Walker), Sandra Hugget (Shirley Wilson), Gerard Thompson (Dean) and Gillian Waugh (Pearl Pinder).


They are joined by new cast members, Wunmi Mosaku (playing local MP Maxine Martin) (Dancing on the Edge, I am Slave) and in a departure from his more familiar bad boy roles, Emmett J Scanlan (who plays charismatic disciple of the Undead Prophet, Simon) (The Fall, Hollyoaks).


Set in the fictional village of Roarton, In The Flesh started filming on Monday 7 October and is shot around the North West of England.


Writer and In the Flesh creator, Dominic Mitchell says:

My hope is that In The Flesh Series 2 will have something for everyone: with high octane genre thrills running alongside emotional, hard hitting domestic drama, with plenty of black humour to boot.