Starting on Halloween, the Sundance Channel will air the eight-part French horror series, The Returned (also known as Les Revenants). If you'd like to learn more, we've just been provided with the new US trailer.

"This Halloween, Sundance Channel takes zombies to another level with the premiere of “The Returned.” This absorbing eight-part French series tells a story that’s equal parts shocking and entertaining all while grounding the supernatural in deeply human emotions. Created by Fabrice Gobert and based on the feature film Les Revenants by Robin Campillo, “The Returned” was a smash hit for France’s Canal+ and the UK’s Channel 4. The Independent proclaimed the drama “one of the greatest, creepiest, most compelling shows brought to…TV screens in 2013.” On the heels of the Emmy®-nominated “Top of the Lake” and the critically acclaimed dramatic series “Rectify,” “The Returned” marks a continued commitment by Sundance Channel to offer daring original scripted entertainment.

In an idyllic French mountain town, a seemingly random collection of people find themselves in a state of confusion as they attempt to return to their homes. What they don’t know yet is that they have been dead for several years, and no one is expecting them back. As they struggle to reintegrate with their families and past lovers, buried secrets emerge and new mysteries develop as they grapple with a miraculous and sinister new reality. But it seems they are not the only ones to have returned from the dead. Their arrival coincides with a series of gruesome murders which bear a chilling resemblance to the work of a serial killer from the past."

Airdates:

  • Thursday, October 31st at 9:00 PM: Episode 1 “Camille”
  • Thursday, November 7th at 9:00 PM: Episode 2 “Simon”
  • Thursday, November 15th at 9:00 PM: Episode 3 “Julie”
  • Thursday, November 22nd at 9:00 PM: Episode 4 “Victor”
  • Thursday, November 29th at 9:00 PM: Episode 5 “Serge and Tony”
  • Thursday, December 5th at 9:00 PM: Episode 6 “Lucy”
  • Thursday, December 12th at 9:00 PM: Episode 7 “Adele”
  • Thursday, December 19th at 9:00 PM: Episode 8 “The Horde”