By Emmanuel Akitobi | Shadow and Act November 28, 2012 at 8:57AM
Actresses Riann Steele (Sket, Doctor Who) and Juliet Ellis (Prisoners Wives) will co-star in the upcoming BBC Three zombie-rehabilitation drama In The Flesh, which began filming around the North West of London last month.
From the BBC Media Centre:
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.
Steele and Ellis will play the roles of Lisa and Patty Lancaster, respectively.
In The Flesh should air sometime in 2013.
Steele will also be seen in the upcoming Tom Hanks-led Somali pirate drama Captain Phillips, while Ellis is set to reprise her role of Debbie in the second series of the popular BBC drama Prisoners' Wives.