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Sophie Lowe cast in The Returned remake

The Slap's Sophie Lowe has her next major US TV role.

2014-06-03_2326Aussie actress Sophie Lowe (The Slap, Once Upon a Time in Wonderland) has been cast in the US adaptation of The Returned.

Lowe will play ‘Lena’, whose sister Camille disappears, in the series about the undead based on the French original Les Revenants.

Also cast are Kevin Alejandro (True Blood, Southland, Arrow) as a local sheriff, Tommy Moran, and Mat Vairo (Revolution) as musician and love-interest Simon.

The series by A&E Studios and FremantleMedia will be directed by Keith Gordon (Dexter) and produced by Carlton use (Lost).

Source: Deadline

5 Responses

  1. Well done to Sophie, but I’ll probably give this a miss.
    The original French program was just brilliant, and I can’t recommend it enough, but I’m not sure a sanitised US version, with the 8 episode storyline most likely stretched to 24 episodes, would be able to match it.

    I bet it shows up on one of our commercial networks with much promotion, hyperbole, and advertising though; while SBS screens the second season of the original to a small dedicated audience.

  2. Will be interesting to see if they are able to capture the almost ethereal atmosphere of the brilliant French original.
    Not a fan of American remakes of this genre as they are normally terrible – The Killing has been one exception.
    So maybe there is hope for this version of The Returned.

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