What better way to spend Halloween than watching people return from the dead? SundanceTV has announced that the French drama “The Returned” will come back to American television on Oct. 31.
The show, known as “Les Revenants” in France, debuted in the U.S. in 2013 and shows a small town's loved one inexplicably returning from the dead. SundanceTV will premiere the second season on Oct. 31 at 10 p.m. EDT.
If the show sounds familiar, it might be because A&E tried to create an American version earlier this year. Their adaptation of “The Returned” differed from the original in many ways, but they still followed much of the same storyline. A&E canceled the series after just one season, leaving many fans frustrated, but the French series might be able to fill that void.
Before Season 2 will debut, SundanceTV will give viewers a chance to catch up on the series. Starting at 6 a.m. EDT on Sunday, Oct. 18, the network will air all of Season 1. It’s also available on Netflix.
Watch a promo video for “The Returned” Season 2 below:
“The Returned” Season 2 will pick up six months after Season 1 left off. No one has heard from those who returned from the dead since they disappeared into the mountains. The military is helping people in town, but they refuse to believe that anyone was resurrected. They’ll ignore people like Léna (Jenna Thiam) and her father Jérôme (Frédéric Pierrot), who are still searching for Claire (Anne Consigny) and Camille (Yara Pilartz). Meanwhile, Adèle (Clotide Hesme) is about to give birth to Simon's (Pierre Perrier) child.
In addition to the returning characters, a new resident, Berg (Laurent Lucas), will be introduced. According to a press release, “it appears he knows more than he claims.”
“The Returned” Season 2 premieres on Saturday, Oct. 31, at 10 p.m. EDT on SundanceTV.