UKTV has bought the rights to ABC’s Resurrection, the story of a community whose lives are changed forever when their deceased loved ones suddenly start to reappear.
The eight-part series starts with an eight-year-old American boy who wakes up alone in a rice paddy in a rural Chinese province with no idea how he got there.
Details start to emerge when the boy, who calls himself Jacob, recalls that his hometown is Arcadia, and an Immigration agent, J. Martin Bellamy takes him there.
The home he claims as his own is occupied by a 60-year-old couple, Henry and Lucille Langston, who lost their son, Jacob, more than 30 years ago.
The series stars Omar Epps (House) as J. Martin Bellamy, Frances Fisher (Titanic) as Lucille Langston, Mark Hildreth (The Tudors) as Pastor Tom Hale, Samaire Armstrong (Entourage, The O.C.) as Elaine Richards and Sam Hazeldine (The Raven) as Caleb Richards.
Steve North, General Manager for Watch said: “The plot for Resurrection is full of intrigue and unexpected twists. The series makes for compelling viewing throwing the viewer into a world of the unimaginable, as those who were thought dead come back to life 30 years after they have been buried.”
Dayna Donaldson, Executive Director, Disney Media Distribution, UK and Ireland added: “As the story unfolds, Resurrection’s constant twists and turns are set to keep Watch viewers on the edge of their seats. It is jam-packed full of ABC Studios’ irresistible drama and emotion, and we’re sure that viewers in the UK will be gripped.”