Netflix, Fremantle plan international debut for The Returned

DetailsMichelle Clancy | 06 March 2015

Netflix and FremantleMedia International have inked a global content deal for The Returned, a drama based on the French supernatural thriller Les Revenants.

The Netflix original series will launch this month in all regions outside of the US and Canada. Episodes will be available weekly to members to stream within 24 hours of the US broadcast. The series will be available on Netflix in the US and Canada next year.

The Returned follows the residents of a small mountain 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.

"Netflix is a ground-breaking platform, synonymous with high quality, character-driven content that really pushes at the boundaries," said Jens Richter, CEO at FremantleMedia International. "The Internet television network is the perfect home for The Returned. 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."