US network A&E is to remake hit French series The Returned.
The original series has drawn 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 will be co-produced by A+E Studios and FremantleMedia North America in association with Haut et Court TV SAS, producer of the French series.
“The Returned takes an incredibly unique approach, filled with suspense and twists and turns, to the subject of the living dead,” said McKillop. “Part mystery, part thriller; ‘The Returned’ is a perfect complement to A&E’s unique brand of scripted storytelling.”
Thom Beers, CEO of FremantleMedia North America, added “The Returned is a fascinating series with a truly unique premise.
“Having seen Fabrice Gobert’s original version and the success the series has had in France, we’re thrilled to be partnering with the team at A+E to bring this enigmatic thriller to U.S. audiences.”