Lost's Carlton Cuse remaking acclaimed French supernatural drama The Returned

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Apr 30, 2014, 1:43 PM EDT (Updated)

Though he’s best known to sci-fi fans for his work on Lost, Carlton Cuse has proven with Bates Motel that he can do a heck of a job adapting someone else’s work — but how is his French?

In a not-too-surprising move, A&E has cut a deal to develop a U.S. version of the hit French supernatural series The Returned (aka Les Revenants), which follows a small town that is turned upside down when long-missing friends and family members start to mysteriously reappear.

The French version was one of the buzziest dramas of the past season, and Sundance recently aired a subtitled version of the original series to a fair bit of acclaim. Cuse has signed on to develop the 10-episode U.S. take on the project, along with Raelle Tucker (True Blood).

The concept should be familiar to TV fans, considering the French version of the series has already aired in the U.S., and ABC has found a fair bit of success with the very similar show Resurrection (which, weirdly enough, is based on Jason Mott’s 2013 novel The Returned). 

Got all that? Do you think we need another versions of The Returned, or should we just stick with the stellar French original and get used to the subtitles?

(Via TV Line)

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