The fortunes of dead man walking channel BBC Three might be reanimated if the premise of a zombie-themed reality gameshow is anything to go by.
I Survived a Zombie Apocalypse will place eight contestants into a zombie-infested shopping mall and force them to work together in order to survive.
Described as a unique twist on both the reality TV and gameshow formats, the show will pit contestants against the undead in a series of tasks which will require them to use urban survival skills and avoid the zombies until the army turns up.
I Survived A Zombie Apocalypse is commissioned by departing Controller of BBC Three Zai Bennett, and Entertainment Commissioner Ruby Kuraishe and will be produced by Tiger Aspect.
Bennett said: “I Survived A Zombie Apocalypse is a reality event on a huge scale for BBC Three, it promises to be a deadly twist on the genre.”
Upping the terrible pun ante further, Kuraishe added: “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.”
Tiger Aspect executive producer Andrew Brereton says: “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.”
No talent has been announced yet but it’d be interesting to see Davina McCall reprise her role as a brain-hungry zombie from Big Brother-spoof Dead Set.
Seven hour-long episodes of I Survived A Zombie Apocalypse have been commissioned.
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