Generation Z

A six-part epic comic horror series for C4 by writer and Director Ben Wheatley (Kill List, Free Fire, A Field in England).

With his trademark pitch-black humour and biting satire, Wheatley takes us on a timely, startling and thrillingly outrageous ride through a green and pleasant land unsettled by division, disappointment and…death.

The future looks bleak for the young – never-ending austerity, impossible house prices, student debt the size of a hedge fund. And to add insult to injury, your hard-earned taxes are being eaten up by the old. By miserable, Brexit-voting pensioners desperate to cling on long enough to ruin another Christmas.

When a military convoy crashes outside an old people’s care home, a toxic substance leaks out, infecting pensioners who acquire the taste for flesh. They’re old, they’re angry and they won’t go away. First they ate your dreams of a brighter future, now they want to eat you.

As the military struggles to contain the outbreak, it falls to our group of teenage heroes to get us out of this mess. It’s time to round up these flesh-eating baby boomers and put them away for good.
We follow a group of wide-eyed millennials caught up in a future even more terrifying than they had expected. They wanted to make a difference, now’s their chance. It’s time to put down their smart phones and pick up a shotgun.‎..


A 6×60 comic horror series for Channel 4

Written and Directed by: Ben Wheatley

Executive Producers: George Faber, Mark Pybus

For production in 2020