ABC Pilot Scoop: House Vet Among The Returned

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omarepps300House alum Omar Epps is checking back into the TV world with a role in ABC’s drama pilot The Returned, TVLine has learned.

Additionally, Kurtwood Smith (That ’70s Show) and Landon Gimenez also have come on board the project.

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Based on Jason Mott’s novel, the potential series asks the provocative question, “What happens when the people you have mourned and buried suddenly appear on your doorstep as if not a day’s gone by?” The lives of the people of Arcadia are forever changed when their deceased loved ones return.

Epps’ Immigration Agent Martin Bellamy is in town to figure out the identity of the mysterious kid claiming to be the long-dead child of Harold (Smith) and his wife Lucille (Frances Fisher).

Devin Kelley (Covert Affairs), Samaire Armstrong (The Mentalist), Nicholas Gonzalez (Off the Map, Melrose Place), Sam Hazeldine and Mark Hildreth round out the cast.

Aaron Zelman (The Killing) penned the script. JoAnn Alfano (30 Rock), Jon Liebman (Ringer), Dede Gardner and Jeremy Kleiner will exec-produce.

Comments (8)

  • …so the 4400?

    Comment by Veena – March 7, 2013 03:09 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • sounds a lot like the french tv show “Les revenants”… Is it bases on it? Even the synopsis sounds like the one for “Les revenants’

    Comment by Muse – March 7, 2013 03:50 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Considering ‘Les revenants’ is basically an exact translation of ‘The Returned’, I’d say its a safe bet.

      Comment by Eric – March 7, 2013 05:44 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Hope it’s good!

    Comment by N – March 7, 2013 07:01 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I hadn’t heard of this show before but Omar Epps, Kurtwood Smith and Nicholas Gonzalez all in the same show, I’m sold!

    Comment by Rain – March 8, 2013 08:22 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Sounds like The 4400, with dead people

    Comment by Chuck Finley (AJ) – March 8, 2013 03:29 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Yes, it’s a remake of the French series.

    Comment by vdgghead – July 1, 2013 08:40 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • It’s based on a book by Jason Mott that is not to be released until late August this year.

    Comment by Melissa8229 – July 19, 2013 09:12 AM PDT  Reply To This Post

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