In the hit horror mini-series “Dead Set,” 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 start killing. And it’s spreading like wildfire. Within two days, 80 percent of the population is dead. No one knows how this problem started or how widespread it has become, because there are no news channels anymore.
There are few people in the world who aren’t worried about this living nightmare and they are all contestants on 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.
If that’s not enough reason to tune in tonight at 8 p.m. ET, here are five reasons to watch “Dead Set” tonight:
1. Zombies vs. Reality TV
You know you’ve kinda always wanted to see your favorite reality star eaten alive by or maybe dating? the undead.
2. Zombies vs. Bad Bosses
Yeah yeah if your employees turn into zombies you should fight back, but this guy’s a bit of a jackass about it:
3. Zombies vs. The Police
Even our bravest turn lily-livered when faced with the undead.
4. Zombies vs. Fresh Air
It sure is hard to get outside when the walking dead have taken over your backyard and your front yard and pretty much everywhere else in the world.
“Dead Set” marathon begins tonight at 8 p.m. ET. It also airs on Halloween, Oct. 31st at noon ET