Netflix has signed up rights to the US-remake of The Returned and will premier the show in all territories outside the US and Canada.
The Returned follows the residents of a small mountain 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.
The original series drew fave reviews and loyal audiences for its tale of a small town that is turned upside down when several locals, long presumed dead, suddenly reappear without having aged.
Created by Fabrice Gobert, the show was inspired by Robin Campillo’s feature film, Les Revenants.
The US version has been co-produced by A+E Studios and FremantleMedia North America in association with Haut et Court TV SAS, producer of the French series.
Episodes will be available weekly from March 10 within 24 hours of the US broadcast.
US and Canadian Netflix members will need to wait until next year to stream the series.
Jens Richter, CEO, FremantleMedia International said: “Netflix is a ground-breaking platform, synonymous with high-quality, character-driven content that really pushes at the boundaries.
“The internet television network is the perfect home for The Returned.
“Through Carlton Cuse’s brilliance, the characters are taken on the most unexpected journey that is sure to captivate audiences and make them think about how they would really react if those we’d loved and lost suddenly reappeared.”
“Carlton and Raelle are incredible storytellers whose previous shows, Lost and True Blood, intrigued audiences around the world. We can’t wait for our global audience to see Carlton and Raelle’s interpretation of The Returned, a sensation in its own right that we think is perfect for Netflix,” said Erik Barmack, Vice President of Global Independent Content at Netflix.