A&E has announced a 10 episode straight-to-series order of French supernatural drama ‘The Returned’. Casting is set to begin promptly with the first episode written by ‘Bates Motel’ writer Carlton Cuse. Raelle Tucker (“True Blood”) has signed on to write and as executive producer for the supernatural/suspense series.
‘The Returned’ opens in a small mountain community which is rocked to its core when several local people who are presumed dead suddenly re-appear at their homes. Despite having passed away some years earlier, these ghostly characters appear in human form, they have not aged, and they are completely unaware of their own fatality. Determined to reclaim their lives and start over, they slowly come to realize that they are not the only ones to have been brought back from the dead. Their return augers torment for their community when a series of gruesome murders bear a chilling resemblance to the work of a serial killer from the past. This is a homecoming like no other.