Zombies are so popular now that even the Sundance Channel is looking to jump on the bandwagon! The cable network has been looking for original series to air. This is an eight part French zombie drama called The Returned. The series will premiere on Halloween, which is two weeks after AMC's The Walking Dead returns for its fourth season.
The drama is based on the feature film Les Revenants, and it sounds like it will be an awesome series! It's "set in a French mountain town where a seemingly random group 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."This series sounds like it could be amazing. Sundance president Sarah Barnett had this to say in a statement,
"We decided to take zombies to a new and utterly original level -- we made them French! The Returned is smart entertainment that shocks and entertains at every turn. We think our audience will love how this series grounds the supernatural in deeply human emotions."The series is set to premiere on October 31st at 9 p.m. and air Thursdays at 9 p.m. I can't wait to watch it!