Read a preview of what to expect from series two - coming soon to BBC Three.
Two major new additions complicating Kieren’s life are Wunmi Mosaku’s Maxine Martin - the newly-elected MP for Roarton Valley and a member of ‘pro-life’ political party Victus - and Simon, a charismatic disciple of the Undead Prophet played by Emmett Scanlan.
"The thing is about Maxine Martin… she’s not a villain," Mitchell says. "She is the antagonist of the piece - and Simon is too in a weird way - but no-one’s ‘the bad guy’ - everyone is doing things for their own particular reasons and their own beliefs."
Maxine and Simon are “two sides of the same coin” with both looking to rouse support for their cause. “I always thought there would be a backlash to PDS sufferers and Maxine Martin is the backlash - a force to be reckoned with.”
Mitchell continues: “Simon is then the yin to Maxine Martin’s yang - he’s very pro PDS rights and very proud of who he is. People being scared of ‘the other’ is a big theme of the show and I always wanted to look at it through a political lens.”
'3Crosses” (2010) has been picked up for distribution and is being released in the USA and Canada on DVD this June 17th 2014. They have changed the name to ”Once Upon a Time in Dublin” for US audiences. The film can be pre-ordered on (Region Free) DVD at Amazon via the following link:
Was it the same bit as the trailer? I think he’s said himself he only has a small part in the film. I think he’s playing a guard of sorts but I don’t know anything else about it until it comes out. It’s really cool to see him in the trailer (especially with Karen Gillan who I love)!
This episode took the Brendan and Mitzeee friendship to a new place as she ran to him for help confused and distraught about Mercedes. The scene in the car where Brendan hands Mitzeee over to the police instead of helping her run away from her accused crimes is really powerful. This was the beginning of a huge week for Brendan, Lynsey was murdered just days later.
In The Flesh returns to BBC Three in May with twice the episodes and every bit of the charm of series one…
Eyeing each other from opposite sides of those lines are two newcomers, recently elected MP Maxine Martin (Wunmi Mosaku), and WB Yeats-quoting Undead Prophet disciple Simon (Emmett Scanlan). Both are quickly bedded in to the series, each introduced with their own mysteries and, in the words of creator Dominic Mitchell, representing two sides of the same coin.
Read more: http://www.denofgeek.com/tv/in-the-flesh/29630/spoiler-free-in-the-flesh-series-2-episode-1-review#ixzz2vIORisT7
He lives in England but as you can probably tell from his tweets The Fall has taken him to Belfast for filming at the moment.
Summary of new information from this month’s SFX magazine
Emmett’s character Simon died of a heroin overdose and coming back to life has given him a new purpose in life. He’s got a new sense of pride and his new identity makes him believe in something greater than himself.
He has spurned the cover-up make-up and encouraged his lover Amy (Emily Bevan) to do the same. They met when she left Roarton and she returns with him. He’s had a big effect on her.
Simon has a different look on humanity because he was one of the first few of the undead to be captured and experimented on. Emmett wears a piece on his back that is covered in scars with skin stapled together. Those scars affect how he sees the world and interacts with others.*
* I’ve seen pictures of Emmett’s make-up on his spine and it took hours in the make up chair and is very gruesome but amazing to look at, especially where the spine hasn’t been stapled together well! It looks pretty horrific if that is the result of him being experimented on.
I got asked this week when Declan found out Brendan was gay - this episode right here! This episode starts a whole chain of events related to the evil Silas. Rae accidentally outs Brendan (although really, she should have figured out Declan was about) sending him into a fury and he publicly threatens to kill her. Standard Brendan move normally, however this ends up making Brendan the prime suspect when she’s found murdered. You all know what happened then! But this episode also has a very lovely and understated scene between Brendan and Declan that’s definitely worth rewatching.