Netflix teams up with FremantleMedia to launch The Returned

Netflix teams up with FremantleMedia to launch The Returned

Tandi Wright in The Returned / credit: Joseph Leder

Mary Elizabeth Winstead and Mark Pelligrino set to star in remake of Fabrice Gobert's suspenseful thriller

Netflix and FremantleMedia have announced the launch of an original series, The Returned, on 10 Mar.

Based on the Emmy award winning French supernatural thriller, Les Revenants, the series will be available to stream weekly in all regions outside of the US and Canada, within 24 hours of its broadcast in the US.

Fabrice Gobert's successful drama is centred on an isolated village rocked by the reappearance of local people who were presumed dead. As things get (even) stranger, relationships with the newly-reunited become strained as the consequences of their sudden reappearance begin to show.

The US retelling will star Mary Elizabeth Winstead (Scott Pilgrim vs. the World), Mark Pelligrino (Lost) and Jeremy Sisto (Six Feet Under) and is executive produced by Carlton Cuse (Lost, Bate Motel) and Raelle Tucker (True Blood).

The Returned premieres on Netflix, Tue 10 March.