Four years after the Rising, the government starts to rehabilitate the Undead for reentry into society, including teenager Kieren Walker, who returns to his small Lancashire village to face a hostile reception, as well as his own demons.
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 Kieren Walker (9 episodes, 2013-2014)
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 Jem Walker (9 episodes, 2013-2014)
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 Sue Walker (9 episodes, 2013-2014)
Steve Cooper ...
 Steve Walker (9 episodes, 2013-2014)
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 Amy Dyer (9 episodes, 2013-2014)
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 Gary Kendal (9 episodes, 2013-2014)
Stephen Thompson ...
 Philip Wilson (9 episodes, 2013-2014)
Steve Garti ...
 Duncan Lancaster (8 episodes, 2013-2014)
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 Shirley Wilson (7 episodes, 2013-2014)
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 Pearl Pinder (7 episodes, 2013-2014)
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 Maxine Martin (6 episodes, 2014)
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 Simon Monroe (6 episodes, 2014)
Gerrard Thompson ...
 Dean Halton (6 episodes, 2014)
Fiona Wass ...
 Sandra Furness (6 episodes, 2014)
Sara Kestelman ...
 Connie Furness (6 episodes, 2014)
Ann Saville ...
 Zoe (5 episodes, 2014)
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 Brian (5 episodes, 2014)
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 Ken Burton (4 episodes, 2013-2014)
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 Vicar Oddie (4 episodes, 2013-2014)
Sarah Jane Corrigan ...
 Loyal Parishioner (4 episodes, 2014)
Paul Warriner ...
 Dr. Tom Russo (4 episodes, 2014)
Sherry Ormerod ...
 Rose (4 episodes, 2014)
Charlie Kenyon ...
 Henry Lonsdale (4 episodes, 2014)
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 Brenda (4 episodes, 2014)
Eve Gordon ...
 Frankie Kirby (4 episodes, 2014)
Chris Finney ...
 Clive Furness (4 episodes, 2014)
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 Janet Macy (3 episodes, 2013)
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 Bill Macy (3 episodes, 2013)
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 Lisa Lancaster (3 episodes, 2013)
Bryan Parry ...
 Freddie Preston (3 episodes, 2014)
Juliet Ellis ...
 Patty Lancaster (3 episodes, 2013)
Gerard Thompson ...
 Dean (3 episodes, 2013)
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 Mrs. Lamb (3 episodes, 2014)
Kate Wood ...
 Sylvia Lonsdale (3 episodes, 2014)
Anita Breheny ...
 Denise (3 episodes, 2014)
Daniel Handbridge ...
 PDS Disciple / ... (3 episodes, 2014)
Oliver Birch ...
 Giles Weir (3 episodes, 2013-2014)
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 Rick Macy (2 episodes, 2013)
Julian Gorman ...
 Male Zombie (2 episodes, 2013)
Roma Christensen ...
 Little Girl Zombie (2 episodes, 2013)
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 Julian (2 episodes, 2014)
Jordan Jessup ...
 Dad in Hotel (2 episodes, 2014)
Susan Twist ...
 Mrs. Bennett (2 episodes, 2013)
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 John Weston (2 episodes, 2014)
Darren Morfitt ...
 Victor Halperin (2 episodes, 2014)
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 Keith (2 episodes, 2014)
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 Cherie (2 episodes, 2014)
Rachel Levine ...
 Karen (2 episodes, 2014)
Cajun Sanderson ...
 Hilary (2 episodes, 2014)
Tasha Connor ...
 Charlotte Reigns (2 episodes, 2014)
Jack North ...
 Rob (2 episodes, 2014)
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 Iain Monroe (2 episodes, 2014)
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Four years after the Rising, the government starts to rehabilitate the Undead for reentry into society, including teenager Kieren Walker, who returns to his small Lancashire village to face a hostile reception, as well as his own demons.

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Life is hard. Death isn't any easier. See more »

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Anyone who was a zombie during the 'rising' and got the medical treatments are diagnosed with PDS (Partially Deceased Syndrome). See more »

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It's mentioned that when the PDS Sufferers were in their untreated state, brain eating was how they got their energy. It's never stated how they got their energy in their treated state, as the drug that keeps them in line only exists to help them function and doesn't actually give them energy. They can't eat or drink anything and are seen using sheep brains as a drug, but that exists only as a high. See more »

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Everything you could want from a TV drama.
18 July 2014 | by (Ireland) – See all my reviews

This show is one of the best I've seen in a very long time. The cast are amazing, the writing is complex, but not overly so, and, despite the series featuring zombies, it's very easy to relate to in real life. Issues like discrimination are tackled in an eye-opening way without being preachy. There's representation for the queer community, though again, the queer characters are not solely defined by their sexuality, nor does their characterisation hinge on it. The topics of depression, anxiety, self- worth, self-acceptance, and PTSD are explored in a meaningful and honest way. Add to that the drama of families regaining someone they'd lost and grieved for and you've got gold.

I watched the entire series in just over a day and I'm dying for a third one. I can only hope that we've not seen the last of this world as it has so much to offer.


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