Carlton Cuse’s ‘The Returned’ Gets Series Order From A&E

The Returned

“Lost” and “Bates Motel” writer will adapt the French series about the undead

A&E has given a series order to the drama “The Returned,” an adaptation of the French suspense series “Les Revenants.”

The series, which has received a 10-episode order, 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.

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“The Returned” will be co-produced by A+E Studios and FremantleMedia North America. Carlton Cuse, who developed A&E’s drama series “Bates Motel,” wrote the first episode, while Raelle Tucker (“True Blood”) will write and executive produce the series.

“‘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,” A&E general manager and executive vice president David McKillop said. “We look forward to seeing their vision brought to life on screen.”

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Casting for the series will begin immediately.