ABC Pilot Scoop: House Vet Among The Returned

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.

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  1. Veena says:

    …so the 4400?

  2. Muse says:

    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’

    • Eric says:

      Considering ‘Les revenants’ is basically an exact translation of ‘The Returned’, I’d say its a safe bet.

  3. N says:

    Hope it’s good!

  4. Rain says:

    I hadn’t heard of this show before but Omar Epps, Kurtwood Smith and Nicholas Gonzalez all in the same show, I’m sold!

  5. Chuck Finley (AJ) says:

    Sounds like The 4400, with dead people

  6. vdgghead says:

    Yes, it’s a remake of the French series.

  7. Melissa8229 says:

    It’s based on a book by Jason Mott that is not to be released until late August this year.