04.05.2012

Contact lenses to feature in new "zombie drama"

Contact lenses to feature in new "zombie drama"

By Alexa Kaczka

Contact lenses not only provide excellent vision correction, but can also help to transform people's appearance, as will be demonstrated in a new 'zombie drama' commissioned by the BBC.

In the Flesh is set after a zombie uprising, similar to what audiences may have seen in TV shows such as The Walking Dead and films like Night of the Living Dead, and has been written by Dominic Mitchell, a young writer discovered through the Northern Voices competition.

The programme will feature three 90-minute episodes and see the protagonists attempt to integrate zombies into society by plying them with medication, applying make-up and giving them contact lenses, the Radio Times reports.

Kate Harwood, BBC controller of drama series and serials, said the new drama – along with three others commissioned by the broadcaster – is "a tribute to the huge range of creativity and talent within the in-house drama teams in both London and Salford".

The BBC will be hoping it follows in the footsteps of AMC's The Walking Dead, which has garnered rave reviews on both sides of the Atlantic since launching in 2010.

by Emily Tait


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