'In the Flesh' premiere: BBC America rethinks zombies, and it's very cool

Zombies are pretty much all over pop culture, so it's not hard to feel fatigue with yet another project featuring the undead.But don't let that turn you off of "In the Flesh," a three-part miniseries that premiered Thursday (June 6) on BBC America. (Parts 2 and 3 air Friday and Saturday.) It's a great twist on the usual zombie tale, and it also goes a lot deeper than you'd expect.The zombies of "In the Flesh" aren't really zombies, though -- they're recovering victims of "partially deceased syndrome." The show is set four years after a zombie uprising, and the British government has discovered a way to treat them with a neurological drug that brings them (more or less) back to humanity. That's where we meet Kieren Walker (Luke Newberry), who is about to leave his highly secured treatment facility and go home to his family in the small town of Roarton. One problem: Roarton is...



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