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BBC cancels gay zombie drama In The Flesh

Nick Duffy January 16, 2015

BBC Three has cancelled its acclaimed zombie drama In The Flesh.

The show starred Luke Newberry as ‘Partially Deceased Syndrome sufferer’ Kieren Walker – who initially died by suicide when his former lover died in Afghanistan.

The second series explored the character’s sexuality, as he embarked on a relationship with the enigmatic Simon

The broadcaster, which aired two seasons of the BAFTA-award wining series, confirmed today that the show had been dropped.

A statement said: “BBC Three is very proud of the two award-winning series of In the Flesh.

“However, given there is only budget for one original drama series a year on the channel it won’t be returning.

“We loved the show but have to make hard choices to bring new shows through and create room for emerging talent.

“Huge thanks to the BAFTA award-winning writer Dominic Mitchell and the superb cast.”

The show’s creator Dominic Mitchell said: “Sad news today. I’d like to thank the BBC, the incredible cast & crew and the amazing fans for making & supporting #InTheFlesh”

The show’s lead Luke Newberry is set to appear in E4 series Banana – the companion to Channel 4’s gay drama ‘Cucumber’ – when it launches this month.

More: drama, England, Gay, In The Flesh, Luke Newberry, PDS, zombie

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