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Creator Dominic Mitchell reignites the world of teenager Kieren Walker (Luke Newberry), a recovered zombie (Partially Diseased Syndrome (PDS) sufferer) who continues in his struggle to find acceptance in society. In the cauldron of Roarton, where the living and the undead have reached a fragile peace, Kieren is desperately keeping his head down and squirreling money into his escape fund for Paris. 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 (ULA).With the arrival of new and explosive characters from both Victus and the ULA, Kierens plans are thrown into disarray as both set their sights on him. Hell find himself caught in the emotional crossfire, making his desire for a quiet life an unrealistic option.
A violent group calling themselves the Undead Liberation Army start committing atrocities, butchering train passengers which brings newly elected MP Maxine Martin to Roarton to declare that she will stamp out all PDS sufferers. After killing a rabid who has attacked the owner of the hotel where she is staying Maxine meets with Vicar Oddie who shows her a register of all the local PDs sufferers. There is a tussle and he collapses and Maxine takes the book for herself. Meanwhile Jem has an admirer in PDS sufferer Henry, whose mother claims he is psychic and Amy returns ...
Kieren's plans to leave Roarton are put on hold as Maxine tightens her grip. Jem is forced to confront her demons when a rabid appears in the school. Simon reveals he has feeling for Kieren; meanwhile disaster strikes in the woods.
Despite Gary's efforts to dissuade her Jem feels she must admit to Maxine that she killed Henry though Maxine does not condemn her and when Henry's mother reports him missing Maxine suggests that he may have gone to join an extremist ULA group. Meanwhile PDS sufferer Freddie Preston has returned from the dead to find his wife Haley has a new boyfriend, her boss Amir, and though they let him live with them Amir wants Freddie out, leading Freddie to ask Haley to run away with him. Kieren is working with Simon as cleaners at the sympathetic Dr Russo's surgery, where they...
Philip, Maxine's second in command, is questioning the strictness of her regime so when a video shows him visiting the PDS brothel she sees the chance to oust him. Sylvia Lonsdale is making noises about the lack of interest in Henry's disappearance so Maxine offers Philip a chance of redemption by silencing her but Philip actually tries to stop Maxine from raiding the brothel and ends up in bed with Amy, who is aghast after seeing Simon kissing Kieren. Kieren's parents invite Simon to Sunday dinner, where he is very restrained but Jem has also invited Gary, now her ...
As Amy, who suspects that she may be turning human, continues to date Philip, Kieren's acts of defiance in not wearing his lenses or make-up lead to his being wrongly accused of freeing the rabids and placed under house arrest with a view to returning him to the Treatment Centre in Norfolk unless he confesses. With no support from the family he seeks out Simon, but Amy tells him that Simon has gone to the city. Simon was, in fact, the First Risen at the Rising, where he unwittingly killed his mother, and was the subject of horrifying experiments by sadistic Dr John ...
Kieren awaits transfer to Norfolk but, with Simon returning to lead his followers in a Second Rising, Maxine allows Gary to force Kieren to help find him. At the village fete it is noticed that Amy is transforming into a human by her ability to eat solid foods and the militant PDS sufferers have a stand-off in the graveyard against Jem and her rabid hunters. Kieren's father Steve stops Jem from killing her brother but an increasingly deranged Maxine, whose brother Danny was slain, announces that she wants a Second Rising to revive him and murders Amy, who is the true
|Run Time:||Approx. 342 mins|
|Cast:||Luke Newberry... Kieren Walker (9 episodes, 2013-2014)
Harriet Cains... Jem Walker (9 episodes, 2013-2014)
Marie Critchley... Sue Walker (9 episodes, 2013-2014)
Steve Cooper... Steve Walker (9 episodes, 2013- 2014)
Emily Bevan... Amy Dyer (9 episodes, 2013-2014)
Kevin Sutton... Gary Kendal (9 episodes, 2013-2014)
Stephen Thompson... Philip Wilson (9 episodes, 2013-2014)
Steve Garti... Duncan Lancaster (8 episodes, 2013-2014)
Sandra Huggett... Shirley Wilson (7 episodes, 2013-2014)
Gillian Waugh... Pearl Pinder (7 episodes, 2013-2014)
Wunmi Mosaku... Maxine Martin (6 episodes, 2014)
Emmett Scanlan... Simon Monroe (6 episodes, 2014)
Gerrard Thompson... Dean Halton (6 episodes, 2014)
Fiona Wass... Sandra Furness (6 episodes, 2014)
Sara Kestelman... Connie Furness (6 episodes, 2014)
Ann Saville... Zoe (5 episodes, 2014)
|Editorial Reviews:||"a complex and thought-provoking allegory" -San Francisco Chronicle|
|Number of Discs:||2 discs|