In the ongoing spirit of Halloween, IFC has decided to jump on the horror series bandwagon. Today, October 25th through Friday, October 29, 2010, the network will air a “Dead Set,” a 5-part horror series. There will also be a special Halloween marathon event featuring all the episodes back-to-back on October 31st starting at 7:30 pm.
“Dead Set” is written and produced by writer and media critic Charlie Brooker and it centers on an epic zombie outbreak in Britain. Housemates on the reality TV show “Big Brother” are trapped inside their studio and are forced to realize their impeding doom and fight for ultimate survival.
Here’s the full synopsis:
Britain has been hit by an epic 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. Within two days, 80% of the population is dead. No one knows how this problem started or how widespread it’s become, because there are no news channels anymore. The entire social structure has collapsed in the space of 48 hours.
Few people remain who aren’t worried about this living nightmare: the remaining contestants in the reality TV game show, “Big Brother.” Cocooned in the safety of the Big Brother house, they’re blissfully unaware of the horrific events unfolding in the outside world. until eviction night when the walking dead descend on the studio.
In a cruel reflection of the game show they were cast in, one by one they fall victim – devoured by the hungry, unthinking masses outside. Staying alive requires teamwork – a tricky job when you’re a group specifically selected by TV producers to not get along and drive each other crazy!
Sensing a bit of humor? Duh! Catch the 5 parts of “Dead Set” back-to-back on Halloween at 7:30 pm.
Will you watch?