French Zombies Hit U.S. In “The Returned”

Music Box Films has acquired U.S. rights to the French supernatural drama “The Returned” from Canal Plus.

Fabrice Gobert (“Lights Out”) created the series which is set in a mysterious mountain town and follows a seemingly random collection of people who attempt to regain their homes and lives without realizing that they’ve been dead for years.

Their arrival coincides with a series of gruesome murders which bear resemblance to the work of a serial killer from the past. Anne Consigny, Clotilde Hesme, Celine Sallette, Guillaume Gouix, Frederic Pierrot and Samir Guesmi star.

An adaptation of Robin Camillo’s “Les Revenants,” the series scored an average of 1.5 million viewers when it screened in the UK.

Music Box will roll out the series on VOD platforms on January 1st ahead of a DVD/Blu-Ray release on January 21st. The series will also premiere next month on a yet-to-be-announced major U.S. TV channel.

Source: Variety