October 13, 2010

DEAD SET premieres on IFC this October


DEAD SET, the fantastic UK miniseries from 2008, will premiere on IFC this October.
The five-part mini-series begins on IFC Monday, October 25. It chronicles an epic zombie outbreak in Britain where the housemates and crew of Big Brother are trapped inside the Big Brother house - rapidly diminishing in number while fending off the undead. The zombie-horror-comedy and pitch-black satire of reality TV was filmed at the real UK "Big Brother" set and features the show's host, Divina McCall, in front of an actual eviction night audience - with some cameos by former contestants.
The series will air Monday, October 25 - Friday, October 29 at 12:00 midnight ET/PT. There will also be a special Halloween marathon event featuring all 5 parts back-to-back on October, 31 from 8:00 pm to 11:00 pm.

Back when I started this blog, I reviewed Dead Set, calling it "one of the best zombie productions of 2008." (READ REVIEW). This Halloween, I'm glad North American audiences will be able to finally sink their teeth into the series, which was only previously available in the UK and on Region 2 DVD.

CORRETION: Apparently, the SPACE channel in Canada is also airing DEAD SET. Go Canada!