Sundance Channel has acquired the U.S. broadcast rights to the second season of acclaimed supernatural drama The Returned from Zodiak Rights.
Season one of the French series premiered on Sundance Channel to universal critical acclaim and was hailed by many as one of the best new series of 2013. The eight-episode second season is currently in development and will air on Sundance Channel in late 2014.
In an idyllic French mountain town, a seemingly random collection of people find themselves in a state of confusion as they attempt to return to their homes. What they don't know yet is that they have been dead for several years, and no one is expecting them back. As they struggle to reintegrate with their families and past lovers, buried secrets emerge and new mysteries develop as they grapple with a miraculous and sinister new reality. But it seems they are not the only ones to have returned from the dead. Their arrival coincides with a series of gruesome murders which bear a chilling resemblance to the work of a serial killer from the past.
The series was created by Fabrice Gobert and is based on the feature film Les Revenants by Robin Campillo.