A new drama series is about to start in Sweden; The Last Reality Show blends zombies, death, reality and celebrities.
Premiering on Sweden’s cable and satelite channel TV6 on March 6th, The Last Reality Show (original title; Den sista dokusåpan) is an original drama production for TV6, concieved as a reality show spoof / mockumentary combo. According to the TV station, the series will throw zombies, roadmovie elements, splatter, evil brutal death as well as comedy and celebrities into the mix.
Starring are real-life actual B- and C-celebs, has-been reality stars, professional actors and A-list entertainers; Cecilia Forss, Filip Berg, Christian Wennberg, Daniel Paris, Meral Tasbas, Vanita Bergman, Robban Andersson, Eva Nazemsson, Sibel, Andreas Plogell, Jockiboi, Jane Timglas, Patrik Sjöberg, Barbro “Lill-Babs” Svensson and Caroline af Ugglas.
The story is about the shooting of a new reality show, in Sweden called “docu soap”. When participants travel to the shooting location, something happens that changes everything. A zombie plague has broken loose in Sweden, and suddenly everything is about survival, and getting back to the only zombie-free zone in the country. The press blurb says the series is “innovative, addictive and funny roadmovie where friendship, love and relations are at stake”. Sweden has no tradition for hardcore horror on TV, so any comparison to The Walking Dead is probably useless.
The zombies are spreading themselves thanks to an agressive virus that behaves similar to the mad cow disease. The virus spreads through saliva, blood and sperm, and attacks both the brain and the blood. TV6 claims these symptoms indicate you are affected:
You get a stale walking style
Difficulties with coordination
Rapidly developing delirium and dementia
Ultimately leading to your death
March 19 update: We’re awaiting replies from TV6 about the alleged plagiarism of Dead Set.