Back in the 70s, Douglas Adams assumed that the BBC would cancel Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy after one season so he wrote the final episode to end the story. Then the BBC approved a second season.
Adams ended the final episode of the second season with a cliffhanger, assuming the BBC would renew it. They didn’t.
In the Flesh reminds me of that.
The first season brings a twist to the zombie apocalypse. Scientists effectively cure zombies and attempt to integrate them back to society. Human survivors aren’t especially eager to accept them back.
The first season ends so conclusively that, while I was happy for the second season, the storyline would have been complete without it.
In many aspects the second season was even better than the first but it added elements similar to Josh Whelan’s Firefly, and like Firefly those elements were left unexplained when the series ended. I’d love to see the show picked up on another network but that doesn’t look like it will happen.
Everyone rips on Fox for cancelling shows to early but considering the BBC did the same thing to The Fades , the BBC deserves some flack too.