BEVERLY HILLS , Calif., March 5 (UPI) -- Netflix has secured the international rights to The Returned, a remake of the French supernatural thriller series Les Revenants.
The announcement was made Thursday by Netflix and the production company FremantleMedia.
Executive produced by Carlton Cuse and Raelle Tucker, The Returned will premiere March 10 on Netflix in all regions outside of the United States and Canada. Episodes will be available weekly to members to stream within 24 hours of the U.S. broadcast on A&E.
The series -- which is set in a small mountain town turned upside-down when several local people, who have been long presumed dead, suddenly reappear -- will be available on Netflix in the United States and Canada, starting next year. It stars Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Mark Pellegrino, Jeremy Sisto, India Ennenga, Sandrine Holt, Agnes Bruckner, Sophie Lowe and Tandi Wright.
"Netflix is a ground-breaking platform, synonymous with high-quality, character-driven content that really pushes at the boundaries. The Internet television network is the perfect home for The Returned," Jens Richter, chief executive officer of FremantleMedia International, said in a statement. "Through Carlton Cuse's brilliance, the characters are taken on the most unexpected journey that is sure to captivate audiences and make them think about how they would really react if those we'd loved and lost suddenly reappeared."
"Carlton and Raelle are incredible storytellers whose previous shows, Lost and True Blood, intrigued audiences around the world. We can't wait for our global audience to see Carlton and Raelle's interpretation of The Returned, a sensation in its own right that we think is perfect for Netflix," added Erik Barmack, vice president of global independent content at Netflix.