Dominic Mitchell and Luke Newberry at today's launch.
Dominic Mitchell and Luke Newberry (Kieren) at today’s launch.

IN The Flesh creator and writer Dominic Mitchell told a story today about the power of drama.

He spoke at this morning’s London press launch for the second series of the BBC3 show.

Shortly before BBC director-general Tony Hall confirmed that BBC3 will be moving online in autumn 2015 to save £50m a year.

BBC3 controller Zai Bennett had been expected to introduce the screening, as he did for the first series launch 13 months ago.

But, unsurprisingly, he had more pressing business back at the BBC’s New Broadcasting House just a short walk along the road.

Luke Newberry as Kieren Walker.
Luke Newberry as Kieren Walker.

IT looked like it would be an intriguing drama.

And lived up to expectations.

In The Flesh is a three-part BBC3 series starting at 10pm on Sunday (March 17) and also heading to BBC America.

It’s been trailed as a zombie drama but is much more than that.

Written by first-time TV writer Dominic Mitchell and directed by Jonny Campbell, it stars Luke Newberry as Kieren Walker and Emily Bevan as Amy Dyer.