‘The Returned’ Back for Season Two on Sundance Channel

The Returned

The Sundance Channel acquired the broadcast rights for the second season of the acclaimed supernatural French drama The Returned.

The series that was created by Fabrice Gobert and is based on the feature film Les Revenants by Robin Campillo was set in an idyllic French mountain town where a seemingly random collection of people found themselves in a state of confusion as they attempted to return to their homes. What they didn’t know yet was that they have been dead for several years, and no one was expecting them back. As they struggled to reintegrate with their families and past lovers, buried secrets emerged and new mysteries developed as they grappled with a miraculous and sinister new reality. But it seemed they are not the only ones to have returned from the dead. Their arrival coincided with a series of gruesome murders which bore a chilling resemblance to the work of a serial killer from the past.

Sarah Barnett, the President and General Manager of the cable network stated, “Sundance Channel is becoming a go-to network for quality scripted television that’s a little bit different to what’s airing elsewhere, and ‘The Returned’ has proven to be an incredible addition to our slate. We we’re delighted with the overwhelming critical and fan response to the series and we expect that season two will continue to seduce and chill audiences”.

The eight-episode second season of ‘The Returned’ will air in late 2014 on the Sundance Channel.

  • Michelle

    I saw the original French version ” Les Revenants” and I was completely taken by it. when I heard sundance had acquired rights for the 2nd season, I was expecting to see season 2 of the “French” series, not an “Americanized, English” redo of the 1st season. I watched the 1st 2 episodes and couldn’t watch anymore. I am so disappointed. Even though a few of the same actors are in the U.S. version, there is no comparison in the over all quality of the series, and even the original haunting soundtrack has been replaced. I hope those who make the decisions will have the sense to bring back the French series with subtitles in English.

    • Hi Michelle,
      SundanceTV did acquire the rights for season 2 of “Les Revenants” but it hasn’t aired yet (I don’t think it has even aired in France yet). The Americanized version you’re thinking about is just a remake of the original series which airs on AMC. 🙂