C4 orders zombie satire from Ben Wheatley

C4 logo A new 6-part series written and directed by Ben Wheatley has been commissioned by C4.

Generation Z satirises the generation divide in small-town Britain as it pits a group of disenfranchised teenagers against the zombie-infected residents of a retirement home. 

The Forge will produce the dark comedy for Channel 4 with shooting set for next year.

It marks Wheatley’s first originally created TV project; he also executive produces alongside Mark Pybus and George Faber. 

Caroline Hollick, head of drama at Channel 4, said: “Ben is a unique creative force, and I’m delighted that he’s bringing this hilarious, frightening and political horror series to Channel 4. I can’t wait to see him transform the zombie genre into something both outrageous and cannily perceptive”. 

The Forge is currently in post on The Light, its third in a trilogy of drama collaborations with Jack Thorne for Channel 4 following National Treasure and Kiri. The company also recently completed filming on the third series of Ackley Bridge. 


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