Sunday, 19 October 2008

Reality TV Bites

Dead Set Davinia McCall as a Zombie?

Zombies killing off the Big Brother housemates?

E4 have announced a new series Dead Set . Here’s the official blurb:

Britain has a big problem. The dead are returning to life and attacking the living. The people they kill get up and kill – and it’s spreading like wildfire. Curiously, there are a few people left in Britain who aren’t worried about any of this – that’s because they’re the remaining contestants in Big Brother. Cocooned in the safety of the Big Brother house, they’re blissfully unaware of the horrific events unfolding outside. Until an eviction night when all hell breaks loose.

Kelly, (Jaime Winstone) the production runner working on Big Brother finds herself caught in the impossible position of trying to fend off the walking dead alongside the remaining housemates, Davina herself, a host of former Big Brother housemates, her producer boss Patrick (Andy Nyman) and boyfriend Riq (Riz Ahmed).

Over the ensuing days, in a cruel reflection of the game show they thought they were entering, the contestants fall victim, one by one, to the hungry masses outside. Staying alive requires teamwork – which is tricky when you’re a group specifically selected by TV producers to wind each other up.

It’s a five-part series, and it starts October 27th. I’m excited.

12 comments:

Jodi Lee said...

Oooh, that looks good! I've played with a similar idea, only it was Survivor, not BB. ;)

Catherine J Gardner said...

I used to love Survivor - we don't have that over here anymore.

Jamie Eyberg said...

I don't watch 'reality' programming but i would watch that

Catherine J Gardner said...

Ditto. I'm hoping it literally kills of the reality tv hell that is Big Brother. :)

Brenda said...

I say let the zombies in the house and save everyone else! grin...

Catherine J Gardner said...

LOL!

Mary said...

Funny, I thought Davina McCall WAS a zombie. ;)

Catherine J Gardner said...

Not with those vocal chords :)

Jeremy D Brooks said...

What a funny premise...should be interesting. It would be really funny if the zombies were mixed in with the breathers...then they could fight about who-ate-whos-brains-although-they-were-in-the-fridge-with-my-goddamn-name-written-on-them, and they could do the confessionals Blair Witch-style.

In a similar vein, I finally got around to renting Shaun of the Dead last night, and it was one of the top five funniest movies I've ever seen.

Catherine J Gardner said...

LOL!

Yeah, Shaun is definitely in my top 5 too - and no. 1 in the funniest zombie category.

Carrie Harris said...

HAH! Who can I pay to record this and send it to me? Anyone? Anyone?

Catherine J Gardner said...

If I had a DVD recorder, I'd tape it for you.