A&E Network has given a straight-to-series order to "The Returned," a remake of a French zombie drama to be spearheaded by Carlton Cuse and "True Blood" alum Raelle Tucker.
Project hails from A+E Studios and FremantleMedia North America. Haut et Court TV SAS, producer of the original series "Les Revenants," is also a co-producer.
" '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," said A&E g.m. David McKillop. "We look forward to seeing their vision brought to life on screen."
Series revolves around the disruption in a small town that occurs when people who are thought to be long dead suddenly reappear. ABC is mining the same territory at present with its midseason drama "The Returned," which has performed well since its March 9 debut.
"Returned" marks the latest straight-to-series order for Cuse, the veteran showrunner who is also steering A&E's "Bates Motel," now in its second season and FX's upcoming Guillermo del Toro drama "The Strain."
The original "Revenants" episodes aired in the U.S. last year with subtitles on Sundance TV.
A&E Orders Remake of French Zombie Drama 'The Returned'
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