A five part Big Brother for Zombies (yes, really) began this week in the UK on channel E4.
Called Dead Set, it is an original, five-part drama written by Charlie Brooker. It is set in a fictional Big Brother house at a time when the country has been overrun with zombies. The contestants are apparently “blissfully unaware” of what is happening in the outside world, until eviction time, that is. Their greatest fear? Not being on television any more…
Here is a clip of the real thing and a clip of the real Big Brother. Spot the difference!
'Dead Set' in the UK
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3. Media and Broadcasting - Media and broadcasting companies have the opportunity to capitalize on the growing demand for escapism entertainment by offering immersive experiences that transport viewers into fictional worlds.