A&E has given a green light to an adaptation of the French TV series Les Revenants aka The Returned, to be penned by Carlton Cuse (Lost, Bates Motel) and Raelle Tucker (True Blood).
Based on the aforementioned series — which itself was inspired by the 2004 feature film Les Revenants (aka They Came Back) — The Returned focuses on a small town that is turned upside down when several locals 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.
I know. Some of you are confused. Sundance has been airing the subtitled The Returned here Stateside, while ABC’s similarly themed freshman drama Resurrection is based on the unrelated novel The Returned.
A&E has ordered 10 episodes straight to series, with Cuse set to write the pilot and exec-produce alongside Tucker.