“I Survived a Zombie Apocalypse” – BBC3 Orders New Horror Game Show

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Fancy your chances fighting off zombies in a supermarket? Think you’re prepared for a zombie apocalypse? Designed to test contestants’ ability to cope with an undead rising, a brand new game show, I Survived a Zombie Apocalypse, has recently been ordered to series by BBC Three.

Created in association with Ripper Street and Peaky Blinders production company Tiger Aspect, I Survived a Zombie Apocalypse will incorporate horror movie elements into a game show format in a similar manner to ITV2’s recent commission Release the Hounds, which broke the mould of entertainment programming back in October. The Radio Times also draws a connection with the recent success of zombie drama series In The Flesh, which it describes as “one of BBC3’s biggest hits in years”.

bbc3 logoThe new series will take the form of seven hour-long episodes, during which eight contestants will be trapped in a supermarket set crawling with the walking dead, where they will have to use their wits to survive and avoid being bitten which, according to Deadline, will result in them leaving the show in a “grisly style”.

Said the channel’s entertainment commissioner, Ruby Kuraishe, “This is a tongue-in-cheek game show that will really test one’s mettle. I think people will die to be a part of it.”

The show’s executive producers for Tiger Aspect, Andrew Brereton and Sebastian Grant, took a similarly serious tone: “It’s nice to finally have a game show where if you get a challenge wrong, you get your arms ripped off and your brains eaten out,” said Brereton.

So far, no air date for the show has been set, although Deadline predicts that we won’t be waiting long, given that BBC Three is set to become an online-only channel next year.

Source: Deadline | BBC Media Centre | The Radio Times

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