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In the Flesh, Season 2: Episode 2 – “Episode 2″
Written by Dominic Mitchell
Directed by Jim O’Hanlon
Airs Saturday nights at 10 on BBC America
That’s more like it. After a season premiere that was a little bogged down with trying to re-establish the world of In the Flesh, treading slightly too-familiar ground, “Episode 2″ is an example of everything this series does right. It begins with a microcosm of a cold open, in which Jem wakes up from one of her nightmares about being attacked by rotters. Last week, we saw how Kieren uses towels to cover up the mirror in the bathroom, since he’s unable to look at himself without the make-up he applies. Now we see Jem use those towels to line her bed because of the sweating those nightmares cause. It’s at once emotionally-driven and cleverly executed. But In the Flesh also does its dark comedy extremely well, »
- Sean Colletti
In The Flesh impresses this week with the depth of its characterisation and tense climax…
This review contains spoilers.
Last week’s review expressed concern that In The Flesh’s second series was spiralling uncontrollably away from the compact power of the first. Its multiple new characters and plot threads - went the argument - were threatening to replace human truth with shallow allegory and distract the drama from the emotionally shrewd storytelling that made such a success of series one.
Whoever wrote all that must be an idiot. Episode three was a tremendous hour of teen drama, succinct, honest and involving. If In The Flesh is spiralling away from Kieren’s woes to tell stories about new characters as honestly-written and touchingly performed as Freddie and Hayley (Bryan Parry and Linzey Cocker), then more power to it. Keep ‘em coming and let’s have a series three order »
This past weekend was chock-full of horror offerings, and one of the best was the return of "In the Flesh" to BBC America. Are you as anxiously awaiting Episode 2.02 as we are? Here's a preview to tide you over until next Saturday.
"In the Flesh" Episode 2.02 (airs 5/17/14, 10-11 Pm)
Kieren (Luke Newberry, The Legend of Hercules)'s dreams of escape are left in tatters when Member of Parliament (MP) Maxine (Wunmi Mosaku, Philomena) imposes an Undead travel ban on Roarton, along with stringent measures for Partially Deceased Syndrome (Pds) Sufferers to pay back their debt to society.
However, being thrust together with Undead Liberation Army (Ula) member Simon (Emmett J Scanlan, The Fall) on Maxine's Give Back Scheme has its benefits. When the two discover they have a connection, Simon makes a surprising declaration.
- Debi Moore
It's November 2013. Digital Spy is surrounded by zombies - sorry, Pds sufferers - on the set of BBC Three's In The Flesh and thanks to a combination of superb make-up work, intricate production design and the wet and windy weather conditions, it's very easy to believe that we are standing in the grim, grey surroundings of a post-rising Roarton.
When it aired a three-part 'pilot series' in March of that year, the offbeat series - a strange yet alluring blend of zombie horror and British kitchen sink drama - won instant acclaim and a fervid fan following for the way it used supernatural scenarios to explore themes of discrimination, depression and mental illness.
Season 2 of "In the Flesh" premieres on BBC America May 10th, and if you're as excited as we are, check out the first four minutes of Episode 1 right here, right now! Not caught up? Season 1 begins streaming on BBCAmerica.com tomorrow, May 2nd.
The expanded six-episode new season of "In the Flesh" picks up nine months after the events of Season 1, and the war to protect the town from the Undead, known as Partially Deceased Syndrome (Pds) sufferers, has ceased.
Luke Newberry (The Legend of Hercules) reprises his role as Kieren Walker and leads the cast together with Emily Bevan ("The Thick of It") as Amy Driver, Harriet Cains ("Doctors") as Jem Walker, Stephen Thompson ("Doctors") as Philip Wilson, Kenneth Cranham (Maleficent) as Vicar Oddie, Kevin Sutton ("Shameless") as Gary, Steve Cooper as Steve Walker, Marie Critchley as Sue Walker, Sandra Hugget as Shirley Wilson, Gerard Thompson as Dean, and Gillian Waugh as Pearl Pinder. »
- Debi Moore
BBC Three has confirmed a return date for In The Flesh.
Series two of the BAFTA-nominated zombie drama will debut on Sunday, May 4 at 10pm.
In the new six-part run, Pds sufferer Kieren (Luke Newberry) is caught up in the crossfire between the Undead Liberation Army and extreme political party Victus.
In The Flesh returning to BBC Three: Series 2's secrets revealed
Watch the trailer for In The Flesh series two: »
The BBC zombie series, In The Flesh, continues in May and we have a look at new footage from the upcoming episodes. While we don’t have a UK release date at this time, it has been confirmed that it will premiere on BBC America on Saturday, May 10th at 10:00pm. For those who are unfamiliar with the series, here’s a brief overview of the first season:
“The series follows zombie teenager Kieren Walker and his reintegration back into both the local community and the heart of his family. After his suicide four years ago, his friends and family thought they’d never see Kieren again. But then, shortly after his funeral, thousands rose from the dead; and after months of re-habilitation and medication, the zombies, now known as Pds (Partially Deceased Syndrome) sufferers, are gradually being returned to their homes. When Kieran returns, he is forced to confront his family, »
- Jonathan James
We knew BBC America would be airing Season 2 of "In the Flesh" sometime this year, and now the official premiere date has arrived along with a "first look" teaser video and a few more details of what's coming.
"In the Flesh" creator Dominic Mitchell reignites the world of teenager Kieren Walker (Luke Newberry), a Pds (Partially Deceased Syndrome) sufferer who continues in his struggle to find acceptance. The six-parter is a BBC America co-production with BBC Drama Production North.
In the cauldron of Roarton, where the living and the undead have reached a fragile peace, Kieren is desperately keeping his head down and squirreling money into his ‘escape fund’ for Paris. But in the wider world, fear is in the air. »
- Debi Moore
BBC America's zombie mini-series "In the Flesh," created by Dominic Mitchell, will return for a second season on May 10th. The show will delve back into the world of Kieren Walker (Luke Newberry), a Pds (Partially Deceased Syndrome) afflicted teenager who continues to struggle as an outsider in a world where acceptance does not come easy. Newberry leads a cast that includes Emily Bevan, Harriet Cains, Stephen Thompson, Kenneth Cranham, Kevin Sutton, and Steve Cooper, among others. New cast members include Wunmi Mosaku ("Dancing on the Edge") who plays local MP Maxine Martin, and Emmett J. Scanlan ("The Fall") who plays a disciple of the Undead Prophet, Simon. A BBC America co-production with BBC Drama Production North, the six-part "In the Flesh" premieres Saturday, May 10, at 10 p.m. Et/Pt.
- Emerson Gordon
BBC America's zombie mini-series "In the Flesh," created by Dominic Mitchell, will return for a second season on May 10th. The show will delve back into the world of Kieren Walker (Luke Newberry), a Pds (Partially Deceased Syndrome) afflicted teenager who continues to struggle as an outsider in a world where acceptance does not come easy. Newberry leads a cast that includes Emily Bevan, Harriet Cains, Stephen Thompson, Kenneth Cranham, Kevin Sutton, and Steve Cooper, among others. New cast members include Wunmi Mosaku ("Dancing on the Edge") who plays local MP Maxine Martin, and Emmett J. Scanlan ("The Fall") who plays a disciple of the Undead Prophet, Simon. A BBC America co-production with BBC Drama Production North, the six-part "In the Flesh" premieres Saturday, May 10, at 10 p.m. Et/Pt. »
- Emerson Gordon
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