‘People will die to be a part of it’: BBC hunt eight plucky contestants for zombie apocalypse reality show

Survival experts and Shaun of the Dead wannabes have been invited by BBC to take up the ultimate zombie apocalypse challenge for their last show.

I Survived a Zombie Attack will see 8 savvy people trapped in a large shopping centre completely surrounded by the undead. 

BBC controller Zai Bennett said the reality show would be a ‘huge scale’ for BBC Three, and promises to be a ‘deadly twist on the genre’.

“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 executive producer Andrew Brereton. 

The seven-part series, produced by Tiger aspect is the productions, will test contestants with a series of challenges where they must complete tasks using ‘urban survival tactics’ to get by.  

With the evil legion of the living dead hot on their heels, there is just one goal – to avoid being bitten by a zombie. 

Just one bite and contestants will leave the show in a very grisly style. 

BBC entertainment commissioner Ruby Kuraishe says: “This is a tongue-in-cheek game show that will really test one’s mettle.”

She added: “I think people will die to be a part of it.”

The show is coming off the back of the popular BBC drama series in the flesh, which was a real hit with both fans and critics, winning a BAFTA for best mini –series. 

The drama series follows protagonist  a zombie who is trying to be rehabilitated c into his home town of Roarton Four years after the Rising; a zombie apocalypse which ravaged the country and lead to wars between the people and the undead. 

After the channel announced that it was on the hunt for people to take part, a quite a few brave people have already thrown their hat in the ring. 

No details have been released as to when the show will air.

Image courtesy of Daniel Hollister, with thanks.

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