The BBC has announced that its zombie drama In the Flesh, which stars Irish actor Emmett J Scanlan (Hollyoaks, The Fall), is to return to BBC Three for its second season in May.

Season two will begin on BBC Three in the first week of May (date TBC), ahead of its US transmission by co-producer BBC America on May 10.

The BBC says of series two: "Over six episodes, In the Flesh propels us back to the hotbed of Roarton nine months on, where the living and the undead have reached a fragile peace."