The screening - to be followed by a question-and-answer session with writer Dominic Mitchell and director Jonny Campbell - has been arranged by BBC Writersroom. It was through the BBC Writersroom scheme Northern Voices that Mitchell's script was discovered then developed, commissioned, and produced by BBC Drama North.
The three-parter is set in the fictional village of Roarton, four years after a zombie uprising, and tells the story of teenager Kieren Walker, played by Luke Newberry, and his reintegration back into both the local community and the heart of his family. A BBC statement said:
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.The screening and Q&A session - with Mitchell and Campbell in conversation with Kate Rowland, the BBC's creative director of new writing - will be held at the Digital Performance Lab, University of Salford, MediaCity UK on Thursday 7th March, starting at 6.30pm. Attendees are being encouraged to come as zombies, and although this is purely optional a prize will be given to "the best zombified audience member".
The free tickets can be booked here on a first-come, first-served basis up to the day before the screening.
A trailer for the series has also been released by the BBC (NB: Contains scenes that some people may find upsetting):
A broadcast date for the start of the drama is yet to be announced.