US remake of The Returned proceeds to series
A&E has given the green light for a US adaptation of the moody French drama that won an International Emmy.
US cable network A&E has given the green light for a US adaptation of moody French drama The Returned (Les Revenants).
A&E has approved a 10-episode straight-to-series order to the project, also titled The Returned. Carlton Cuse (Bates Motel, Lost) wrote the first episode, and will write and executive produce the series with Raelle Tucker (True Blood) for A+E Studios and FremantleMedia North America. It was previously being adapted by Paul Abbott (Shameless) but he later departed the project.
“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,” said A&E general manager David McKillop.
The French series written by Fabrice Gobert was inspired by the feature film of the same name by Robin Campillo, and went on to win an International Emmy Award. A second season is in production.
It aired in Australia on STUDIO and SBS.