By Emmanuel Akitobi | Shadow and Act October 16, 2013 at 8:59AM
BBC Three recently announced that Wunmi Mosaku (Citadel, Dancing On The Edge) will be joining the second-season cast of its zombie re-integration drama, In The Flesh.
The first season of In The Flesh, which was released on DVD and video-streaming last week, went like this:
In The Flesh is the story of teenager Kieren Walker and his reintegration back into both the local community and the heart of his family. After his death four years ago, his friends and family thought they’d never see Kieren again. But then, shortly after his funeral, thousands of the dead were re-animated in one freak night; and now, after months of re-habilitation and medication, the zombies are gradually being returned to their homes.
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.
On this upcoming season, from BBC:
Over six-episodes, series two propels us back to the cauldron of Roarton where the living and the undead have reached a fragile peace, with Kieren desperately keeping his head down, squirrelling money into his ‘escape fund’. But in the wider world, fear is in the air. The radical Pro-Living Party, Victus, is gaining government seats with a resulting spate of PDS Terrorism linked to the Undead Liberation Army. With the arrival in the village of new and explosive characters from both Victus and the ULA, Kieren’s plans are thrown into disarray as both set their sights on him and he finds himself caught in the emotional crossfire. A quiet life is not an option.
Created by Dominic Mitchell, and directed by Jim O'Hanlon, In The Flesh is a co-production of BBC Drama Production North and BBC America.
Mosaku will play the role of "local MP Maxine Martin".
Returning to the series are Luke Newberry, Emily Bevan, Harriet Cains and Stephen Thompson.