Clip: Group therapy in BBC America’s zombie series, “IN THE FLESH”

IN THE FLESH, which aired this past March in the UK and hits BBC America next week, re-imagines the state of being undead as treatable. Referred to as Partly Deceased Syndrome, those suffering are rehabilitated back into society and the first clip from the miniseries gives a peek at such treatment.

IN THE FLESH focuses on zombie teenager Kieren Walker. “He isn’t comfortable in his ‘undead’ state. He didn’t want to come back – he wanted to be dead. After his suicide four years ago, his friends and family thought they’d never see him again. But then, shortly after his funeral, thousands rose from the dead. After months of re-rehabilitation and medication, the zombies, now known as PDS sufferers, are gradually being returned to their homes. When Kieren returns, he is forced to confront his family, the community that rejected him and the haunting flashbacks of what he did in his untreated state.”

The show will air in three parts beginning Thursday, June 6 at 10 p.m.

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