Dead Set may be the most brilliant idea for a TV show ever: Reality show stars eaten by zombies. Yeah, it’s a “zombie-horror-reality-dark comedy,” with hopefully a focus on reality. Please, lets bring this concept to America! Here’s some snippets of the press release for IFC’s British import:
Flesh eating zombies have taken over Britain and are multiplying as quickly as they kill. Survivors must rapidly find ways to endure in a world that offers little refuge. Cocooned in the safety of their “Big Brother” house, fame-seeking contestants of this hit reality TV game show are safe and blissfully unaware-until “eviction night,” when all hell breaks loose.
“The ‘Big Brother’ house seemed fitting for a TV zombie epic set in the 21st century,” says (show creator and Guardian‘s media critic Charlie) Brooker. “DEAD SET is an unashamedly populist horror-thriller with darkly comic undertones. Think ’24′ with zombies. And housemates. And gore.”
God, can we have a spin-off with the cast of Jersey Shore?? Ronnie needs braaaains….
(Dead Set will premiere Monday, October 25th and run through Friday, October 29th 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.)