US remake of The Returned to premiere on Netflix on 10th March
James R | On 05, Mar 2015
The US remake of the French TV series The Returned will premiere in the UK exclusively on Netflix this month.
The drama, based on the Emmy award-winning supernatural thriller Les Revenants, is executive produced by Carlton Cuse (Lost, Bates Motel) and Raelle Tucker (True Blood).
The programme follows the residents of a small mountain 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.
The show was broadcast on Channel 4 last year (pictured above) and wowed audiences with its mysterious plot twists and stunning soundtrack by Mogwai.
“We can’t wait for our global audience to see Carlton and Raelle’s interpretation of The Returned, a sensation in its own right that we think is perfect for Netflix,” said Erik Barmack, Vice President of Global Independent Content. Indeed, the original is already available to stream on Netflix UK – along with the earlier film of the same name that the French series was also inspired by.
The new series stars Mary Elizabeth Winstead (Scott Pilgrim vs. the World, Smashed), Mark Pellegrino (Lost), Jeremy Sisto (Suburgatory, Six Feet Under), India Ennenga (Treme) and Sandrine Holt (House of Cards). The cast also includes Agnes Bruckner (24), Sophie Lowe (Once Upon a Time in Wonderland), Tandi Wright (Nothing Trivial), Mat Vairo (Revolution), Kevin Alejandro (True Blood), Dylan Kingwell (The Tomorrow People), Aaron Douglas (Battlestar Galactica), Dakota Guppy (Rush), Leah Gibson (The Twilight Saga: Eclipse), Michelle Forbes (The Killing), Rhys Ward (The Strain), Scott Hylands (V), Terry Chen (Bates Motel) and Roger Cross (24).
The show will be released by the streaming service as a Netflix original in all regions outside of the US and Canada, with episodes arriving every week within 24 hours of their US TV broadcast. (The series will be available on Netflix in the US and Canada next year.)
The first episode premieres on Tuesday 10th March. Hit the button to watch it – or read on for a trailer.