We told you that the French series “The Returned” (“Les Revenants”) was getting the American remake treatment here Stateside via A&E, and right now Deadline just checked in with some late in the day casting news. Read on for details.
According to the site Kevin Alejandro (pictured) is set as a regular opposite Mark Pellegrino in Carlton Cuse’s 10-episode A&E drama series “The Returned.” Also co-starring in the project are Sophie Lowe and Mat Vairo. Keith Gordon (“Dexter”) will direct.
Alejandro will play the town’s authoritative but accessible Sheriff Tommy Moran. Lowe plays Lena, one of Jack’s (Pellegrino) two daughters. Vairo plays one of the returned, Simon, a musician who comes back 10 years after his death
“The Returned,” from A&E Studios and FremantleMedia North America, 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. Pellegrino will play the rugged Jack, father of 20-year-old twin girls Lena and Camille, who died in a school bus crash four years ago at age 16 and are now coming back.
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