AYR is set to be invaded by zombies after the director for the gripping lockdown thriller Detachment sets his sights on a second series.

Kris Scott, 24, from Tarbolton has been scouting out locations around the town as he plans the next instalment of the show, which was picked up by streaming giants Amazon Prime for the first six episodes.

Now he is planning to film a pilot episode by bringing actors away from their home sets to the streets of Ayr in a bid to attract big investment for a new major series.

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And if he seals the funding other locations across Ayrshire have been scouted out including Loch Doon and the Carrick Hills.

Kris told the Advertiser: “We wanted to see if we could do anything bigger with it. The first episode is going to take place outside, it’s going to be a bit of a reunion.

“It’s going to be set just before the apocalypse. I’m planning to film it in and around Ayr in more built up areas, then for more post-apocalyptic scenes I am thinking of the Carrick Hills and Loch Doon.

“Arran also plays a big role in the first series as it’s where the army are based, there’s nice shots of Arran and stuff that you can capture.”

Kris is excited about the introduction of fully trained zombies from Glasgow’s Scare School and can’t wait to see them running amok with one scene set to be shot near to Burns museum in Alloway.

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He said: “Another spot is in the old train tunnel in Alloway next to the Burns Museum. The tunnel goes under the road and it’s all lit up. We are planning a scene where zombies chase characters who are using the tunnel to rest.

“Tsukure Hub are helping us out too they have a derelict part of their building that they are letting us use.”

The next series has been boosted by an online fundraiser which has gathered nearly £2,000.

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Kris hopes to get filming underway in October providing lockdown restrictions allow it to do so and he’s taking no chances.

He added: “It’s so unpredictable. I still continue to be inspired by everything that is going on, we will have elements of people going to testing centres, wearing face masks.

“We want to show that side of the lockdown and what better way to take it from real life.”

You can support the next series of Detachment here.