A free preview of the first episode of new BBC Three zombie drama In The Flesh
is to take place in Salford
The screening - to be followed by a question-and-answer session with writer Dominic Mitchell
and director Jonny Campbell
- has been arranged by BBC Writersroom
. It was through the BBC Writersroom scheme Northern Voices
that Mitchell's script was discovered then developed, commissioned, and produced by BBC Drama North
The three-parter is set in the fictional village of Roarton, four years after a zombie uprising, and tells the story of teenager Kieren Walker, played by Luke Newberry
, and his reintegration back into both the local community and the heart of his family. A BBC statement said:
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.
The screening and Q&A session - with Mitchell and Campbell in conversation with Kate Rowland
, the BBC's creative director of new writing - will be held at the Digital Performance Lab, University of Salford, MediaCity UK
on Thursday 7th March
, starting at 6.30pm
. Attendees are being encouraged to come as zombies, and although this is purely optional a prize will be given to "the best zombified audience member".
The free tickets can be booked here
on a first-come, first-served basis up to the day before the screening.
A trailer for the series has also been released by the BBC (NB: Contains scenes that some people may find upsetting):
A broadcast date for the start of the drama is yet to be announced.