A&E Adapting 'Les Revenants' Into 'The Returned'

According to a press release, A&E Network is developing a new scripted drama based on the French zomb-esque show and film "Les Revenants," directed by Robin Campillo.

To be titled "The Returned," the show "focuses on a small town that is turned upside down when several local people, who have been long presumed dead suddenly reappear, having not aged and unaware of their own fatality. Of course, as they As they attempt to resume their lives, strange phenomena and gruesome murders begin to occur."

David McKillop, General Manager and Executive Vice President of A&E Network, said "The Returned" is "filled with suspense and twists and turns, to the subject of the living dead" and is "Part mystery, part thriller."

Is this A&E's attempt to create its own "Walking Dead" hit? We'll see when A&E and FremantleMedia North America bring "The Returned" to TV.

-Aaron Sagers