Back in 2008, a couple of years before The Walking Dead came to television, another zombie show made some waves within the horror community. Unfortunately, it only lasted for five episodes. It was a British show from Channel 4 called Dead Set, and it was created by none other than Charlie Brooker, who would go on to garner critical acclaim with the show Black Mirror.
While Black Mirror also began on Channel 4, so many people discovered it on Netflix and loved it, that Netflix went so far as to order a third season and become the exclusive home for it. It’s due out in October.
Netflix evidently thought its subscribers would also be interested in this earlier work from Brooker, which given the popularity of zombies (especially zombie television), seems like a no-brainer.
All five episodes of Dead Set are now available to stream.