Sundance Channel has snapped up French mystery series The Returned.
The critically acclaimed zombie serial from creator Fabrice Gobert, based the feature film Les Revenants by Robin Campillo, centers on 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, only to discover that they have been dead for several years.
The eight-episode first season will premiere on Sundance Channel on Halloween, October 31, and will air every Thursday night at 9PM.
Said Sarah Barnett, President of Sundance Channel:
“We decided to take zombies to a new and utterly original level— we made them French!”
Season 2, currently in development Haut et Court TV for Canal+, will begin filming in 2014.