Directed by Jonny Campbell, the three-part series has been written by TV newcomer Dominic Mitchell, pictured, with the cast led by Luke Newberry as Kieren Walker. David Walmsley plays his best friend, Rick Macy, Emily Bevan is fellow zombie Amy Dyer, and Harriet Cains is his sister, Jem Walker.
They are being joined by Ricky Tomlinson as Ken Burton, Steve Evets as Bill Macy, and Kenneth Cranham as the Rev Oddie.
With its central themes of redemption, forgiveness, acceptance, denial, and the very essence of what it means to be alive or dead, In The Flesh is a complex but tender look at what happens when families get a second chance at mending their past and working together towards an unpredictable future.
Filming started on Sunday 21st October, with shooting taking place around the north-west of England and the action set in the fictional village of Roarton. The cast also includes Alex Arnold as Alex, Steve Cooper as Steve Walker, Marie Critchley as Sue Walker, Stephen Thompson as Philip Wilson, Sandra Hugget as Shirley Wilson, Gerard Thompson as Dean, Kevin Sutton as Gary, John Owen-Jones as Keith, Karen Henthorn as Janet Macy, Oliver Birch as Giles Weir, Steve Garti as Duncan Lancaster, and Juliet Ellis as Patty Lancaster.
The hour-long episodes were developed by the BBC Drama Production team in Salford after they read entries for the BBC Writersroom contest Northern Voices.
Made by BBC Drama Production North, it is being produced by Ann Harrison Baxter, having been commissioned by drama commissioning controller Ben Stephenson. The executive producer is Hilary Martin. BBC Three controller Zai Bennett said: