Netflix Takes Global Rights To A&E Drama ‘The Returned’ In Deal With Fremantle

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EXCLUSIVE: Just ahead of its March 9 debut on A&E, supernatural drama The Returned has been set for global release courtesy of Netflix. The streaming service and FremantleMedia International have sealed an exclusive, landmark deal for Carlton Cuse’s 10-episode suspense series to launch as a Netflix original beginning March 10 in all regions outside the U.S. and Canada. Episodes will be available weekly for Netflix members to stream within 24 hours of the U.S. broadcast and Netflix will add the series to its North American portfolio next year.

The Returned is based on French series, Les Revenants, which was created by Fabrice Gobert, who in turn was inspired by the 2004 feature by Robin Campillo. Anticipation for the new version will be high — the original became a hit in several overseas markets after initially airing on Canal Plus in 2012 and winning an International Emmy as top…

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