Aired: 2015 (1 Season Totaling 10 Episodes)
Starring: India Ennenga, Mark Pellegrino, Tandi Wright, Sophie Lowe, Mary Elizabeth Winstead
Series Website: www.aetv.com/the-returned
Description: “The Returned” is based on the popular and International Emmy®-award winning French suspense series adapted by Fabrice Gobert and inspired by the feature film, Les Revenants, directed by Robin Campillo. “The Returned” focuses on a small town that is turned upside down when several local people, who have been long presumed dead suddenly reappear, bringing with them both positive and detrimental consequences. As families are reunited, the lives of those who were left behind are challenged on a physical and emotional level. Interpersonal relationships are examined with intrigue and depth as strange phenomena begin to occur. aetv.com
Why Was It Cancelled? This show never drew strong ratings for A&E, possibly because the premise had already run its course with ABC’s Resurrection having lost steam after two shortened seasons, and the original–and well-regarded–French series Les Revenants having run on Sundance with subtitles. There were rumors that Netflix had an interest in backing a second season, but that never panned out. And apparently the show did not have sufficient international financing to make it worth A&E’s while to bring it back for a second year.