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"State of Play" Creator Does Zombies

By Garth Franklin Monday January 14th 2013 08:29AM
"State of Play" Creator Does Zombies

FremantleMedia Enterprises has scored the remake rights for an English-language version of the French zombie series "Les Revenants."

The show, originally developed as a movie, focuses on a group of men and women returning to their homes in an Alpine village. What they do not yet know is that they have all been dead for several years, and no one is expecting them back.

With the working title of "They Came Back," this version will be produced by acclaimed scribe Paul Abbott, creator of the original UK versions of "State of Play" and "Shameless."

This marks the third collaboration of Abbott and FremantleMedia following the Jim Broadbent and John Simm-led drama "Exile," and the Chloe Sevigny transsexual assassin series "Hit and Miss."

Source: Variety

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