A&E Network Orders Ten Episodes Of The Returned Posted by Joseph Lee on 04.29.2014
Based on the French series...
Coming Soon reports that A&E Network has ordered ten more episodes of The Returned after a pilot was produced. Carlton Cuse (Bates Motel wrote the pilot and he will also write and executive produce the series with Raelle Tucker (True Blood). The series is a co-production of A&E Studios and FremantleMedia North America.
Here's a synopsis: "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. "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.
David McKillop, General Manager and Executive Vice President of A&E Network, said: "'The Returned' has the potential to be one of the most compelling drama series on cable, thanks to phenomenal scripts written by Carlton and Raelle. We look forward to seeing their vision brought to life on screen."
Thom Beers, CEO of FremantleMedia North America, added: "'Les Revenants' has proven to be both a critical and commercial success worldwide and we couldn't be more excited to partner with A&E on this adaptation. Carlton and Raelle, the creative forces behind such fantastic television as 'Lost' and 'True Blood,' are the perfect combination to bring this complicated and provocative family drama to US audiences."
The series is also produced in association with Haut et Court TV SAS, the producer of the French series, for A&E Network. Executive producers are Carlton Cuse for Carlton Cuse Productions, Raelle Tucker for Angry Annie Productions and Thom Beers, Craig Cegielski and Stefanie Berk for FremantleMedia North America. FremantleMedia will distribute internationally. A&E will handle US and Canada distribution.