Netflix Nabs “Returned,” DiCaprio Docos

Netflix have made two new announcements regarding their upcoming product.

First up, A&E’s new supernatural drama “The Returned” is set to score a global release through the service. A remake of the acclaimed 2012 French series “Les Revenants,” the story follows the residents of a small mountain town that is turned upside down when several local people, who have long been presumed dead, suddenly reappear.

For members outside the United States, new episodes of the series will be available weekly for Netflix members to stream within 24 hours of the U.S. broadcast. For those with U.S. Netflix accounts, you will have to wait as the series won’t be added to the service’s North American portfolio until early next year.

Meanwhile, Leonardo DiCaprio and his Appian Way production label is set to partner with Netflix on documentary and docu-series projects as part of a multi-year, first-look deal for non-fiction projects to premiere exclusively on the streaming service.

The docos will have environmental and conservation themes, and DiCaprio will serve as producer or executive producer on all projects. This follows on from their successful collaboration last year on “Virunga” which scored an Oscar nomination.

Source: Deadline