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The 2014 TCA (Television Critics Assn.) Winter Tour is in process so expect to see lots of TV news over the coming days until it winds down January 23rd. Today, during the Sundance Channel’s presentation, it was revealed that “The Returned” will be… returning!
Per THR, the AMC Networks-owned cabler has acquired U.S. broadcast rights for the eight-episode sophomore season from Zodiak Rights. The currently in the works new season of the critically acclaimed and International Emmy Award-winning “The Returned (Les Revenants)” will air in late 2014.
“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,” said Sarah Barnett, president and GM at Sundance Channel. “We were delighted with the overwhelming critical and fan response to the series, and we expect that Season Two will continue to seduce and chill audiences.”
Last September, A&E and “Bates Motel” executive producer Carlton Cuse teamed up to adapt a U.S. version so we’ll be keeping our ears open for more about that as well.
“The Returned” takes place in an idyllic French mountain town, where a seemingly random collection of people find themselves in a state of confusion as they attempt to return to their homes. What they don’t know yet is that they have been dead for several years, and no one is expecting them back. As they struggle to reintegrate with their families and past lovers, buried secrets emerge and new mysteries develop as they grapple with a miraculous and sinister new reality. But it seems they are not the only ones to have returned from the dead. Their arrival coincides with a series of gruesome murders which bear a chilling resemblance to the work of a serial killer from the past.
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