The Returned: House of Cards Actress, Others Join A&E Adaptation

24 actress Agnes Bruckner and two others have been tapped for roles in  The Returned, A&E’s adaptation of the French series Les Revenants, our sister site Deadline reports.

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Bruckner is slated to play the sheriff’s chief deputy on the 10-episode drama, which focuses on a small town turned upside down when several local people who have long been presumed dead suddenly reappear.

The actress will be joined by Sandrine Holt (House of Cards) and Mary Elizabeth Winstead (Smashed) on the series. Holt will play Julie, a compassionate doctor who is struggling in her personal life, and Winstead will play Rowan, who has had a difficult time coping with her musician boyfriend’s death.

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Suburgatory‘s Jeremy Sisto also recently joined the cast, as did Arrow‘s Kevin Alejandro, Once Upon a Time in Wonderland‘s Sophie Lowe and Lost‘s Mark Pellegrino.

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  1. johnhelvete says:

    Still skeptical about a remake but the cast is impressive to say the least.

  2. Having seen the original, I know who the characters are. I just hope the plot is original and not a beat by beat rehash.

  3. nate says:

    OK OK Mary Elizabeth Winstead just got me into watching this

  4. Hmm says:

    Are you sure it’s not Holt playing Rowan and Winstead playing Julie? I’ve seen the original series, and (if they’re remaining faithful to the source material) the character of Rowan (Adele) needs to be in her late 30s/early 40s. Her age is pretty important in her storyline.

    • Katie says:

      Not surprised that they would age down the character. You rarely see an older woman and a younger male paired together on American television.

  5. Katie says:

    I’ll probably check this out, but people should go watch the original.

  6. maras says:

    so all the websites talk about casting and no one mentions how the show sounds just like ABC`s resurrection

    • Tai says:

      This was probably the only article where I didn’t see this mentioned… Until right now. Lol

    • Tee says:

      Because it’s been mentioned numerous times before probably. This remake has been planned for at least a year.

    • James says:

      With relentless production schedules to keep TV content making money adapting successful original screenplays from overseas to fill time slots is a quick and cost effective option. ‘The Bridge’ is a classic example.

  7. Logan says:

    For those that are familiar with the French series, India Ennenga (Treme) will be playing the integral role of Camille. She was amazing on HBO’s underrated series Treme. With the same producer of Bates Motel, this seems as though this is going to be great. Looking forward to seeing this as well..