The French series based on the Les Revenants feature film has inspired a new series just greenlit by A&E Network. The Returned, from executive producers Carlton Cuse (Bates Motel) and Raelle Tucker (True Blood), has been given a 10 episode season one order. Cuse and Tucker will be writing the series.
“The Returned has the potential to be one of the most compelling drama series on cable, thanks to phenomenal scripts written by Carlton and Raelle,” said David McKillop, General Manager and Executive Vice President of A&E Network. “We look forward to seeing their vision brought to life on screen.”
“Les Revenants has proven to be both a critical and commercial success worldwide and we couldn’t be more excited to partner with A&E on this adaptation,” added Thom Beers, CEO, FremantleMedia North America. “Carlton and Raelle, the creative forces behind such fantastic television as Lost and True Blood, are the perfect combination to bring this complicated and provocative family drama to US audiences.”
A&E says casting will begin immediately.
The Returned focuses on a small town that is turned upside down when several local people, who have been long presumed dead suddenly reappear, bringing with them both positive and detrimental consequences. As families are reunited, the lives of those who were left behind are challenged on a physical and emotional level. Interpersonal relationships are examined with intrigue and depth as strange phenomena begin to occur.
-By Rebecca Murray
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