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Dead Set on IFC


IFC, The Independent Film Channel, presents the U.S. premiere of Dead Set, the British miniseries that matches up reality TV against the zombie apocalypse.  Beginning tonight at midnight, with follow up episodes airing the rest of the week through Friday, the show will also be presented in a marathon encore on Halloween starting at 7:30pm ET.

Sequestered safely in their house/studio, the cast of Big Brother does not know that England and the rest of the world have fallen victim to the living dead in only 48 short hours.  Unfortunately, they are only safe as long as they're not voted out and the already antagonistic nature of the house politics does not turn them against each other.

Few people remain who aren't worried about this living nightmare: the remaining contestants in 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.

Dead Set first aired in England in 2008 and received a prestigious BAFTA nomination as "Best Serial Drama".

Read more about Dead Set on IFC.com.

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