Netflix have announced a global deal with FreemantleMedia International to make The Returned available to its members outside of the US and Canada.
The Returned is a remake of the award winning French supernatural thriller, Les Revenants which aired to acclaim on Channel 4 in 2014. The US version is executive produced by Carlton Cuse (Lost, Bates Motel) and Raelle Tucker (True Blood) and will launch on 10th March in all regions outside of the US and Canada with the series becoming available on Netflix in those two territories next year. The series will be available weekly to members within 24 hours of the US broadcast.
The series follows the residents of a mountain town whose lives are thrown into turmoil when several local people reappear after being long presumed dead triggering strange phenomena about the town.
The cast for the new series includes Mary Elizabeth Winstead (The Thing), Mark Pellegrino (Lost), Jeremy Sisto (Six Feet Under), India Ennenga (Treme), Sandrine Holt (House of Cards), Agnes Bruckner (24), Sophie Lowe (Once Upon a Time in Wonderland), Tandi Wright (Nothing Trivial), Mat Vairo (Revolution), Kevin Alejandro (True Blood), Dylan Kingwell (The Tomorrow People), Aaron Douglas (Battlestar Galactica), Dakota Guppy (Rush), Leah Gibson (The Twilight Saga: Eclipse), Michelle Forbes (The Killing), Rhys Ward (The Strain), Scott Hylands (V), Terry Chen (Bates Motel) and Roger Cross (24).
CEO of FreemantleMedia International, Jens Richter said: “Netflix is a ground-breaking platform, synonymous with high-quality, character-driven content that really pushes at the boundaries. The internet television network is the perfect home for The Returned. Through Carlton Cuse’s brilliance, the characters are taken on the most unexpected journey that is sure to captivate audiences and make them think about how they would really react if those we’d loved and lost suddenly reappeared.”
Erik Barmack, Vice President of Global Independent Content at Netflix added: “Carlton and Raelle are incredible storytellers whose previous shows, Lost and True Blood, intrigued audiences around the world. We can’t wait for our global audience to see Carlton and Raelle’s interpretation of The Returned, a sensation in its own right that we think is perfect for Netflix.”
The Returned is available on Netflix in all territories outside of the US and Canada from 10th March and in the US and Canada in 2016.