[TV] A&E Orders “The Returned” to Series

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A&E Network, who is hilariously still running their “Be Original” campaign, is remaking another franchise.

Bloody Disgusting is being told that A&E has given the greenlight to ten episodes of the new original scripted drama series “The Returned.”

‘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.

“Bates Motel’s” Carlton Cuse wrote the first episode, and he and Raelle Tucker (“True Blood”) will write and executive produce the series.

“The Returned” is based on the popular and International Emmy-award winning French suspense series adapted by Fabrice Gobert and inspired by the feature film, Les Revenants, directed by Robin Campillo.

Casting is already underway.

 
  • http://www.facebook.com/jimathomas Jim Thomas

    … Not to be confused with “Resurrection”, currently running on ABC… Though the ABC version leaves something to be desired, it’s the same plot, same idea… I think SyFy should get into the game, too… That way we can have a three way contest to see which one is more horrible…

    • macguffin54

      ‘Most’ horrible…

      • http://www.facebook.com/jimathomas Jim Thomas

        I’m working with the assumption that one of them will be just horrible. The others will compete for “more horrible” and “most horrible” respectively… I usually end up watching the one that is “more”, usually because I don’t get the channel that the horrible one is on.

  • Bent O

    I loved the original. Waiting for season 2.

  • TxGal

    I saw The Returned and it is very good. It’s on Netflix if you want to watch it. I don’t understand why make another remake since they are showing Resurrection which to me is a remake of The Returned?