Ben Wheatley‘s zombie series Generation Z is building its bite.
UK broadcaster Channel 4 has unveiled a first look at the six-part series, which is currently being filmed in Wales by The Forge, the All3Media-owned outfit that produced Help and Roadkill.
Generation Z, Wheatley’s first TV series, boasts a cast including Robert Lindsay (Wimbledon), Sue Johnston (Downton Abbey), and Anita Dobson (Call The Midwife).
The series centers on the fictional town of Dambury, where a chemical leak outside a care home starts an apocalypse led by old-aged pensioners hungry for human flesh.
A group of teenagers are caught up in the virus when one of the gang’s grandmothers becomes infected and attacks her.
Here’s the logline: “Generation Z is about intergenerational justice and community breakdown that boldly satirizes a world where truth is stranger than fiction, exploring not just the political fault lines in our society but also the very real issues facing teenagers today.”
Other cast includes Lewis Gribben, Jay Lycurgo, Buket Komur, Viola Prettejohn, and Johnny Vegas.
Generation Z is produced in association with ZDF and All3Media International. It has been commissioned by Caroline Hollick, Channel 4’s head of drama, and commissioner Rebecca Holdsworth.
The series is written and directed by Wheatley (High Rise) and is produced by Alex Kazamia. Executive producers are Wheatley, Mark Pybus, George Faber, and Beth Willis.