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The Returned (US): Season 1 (2015)



Critic Consensus: Though overshadowed by its superior source material, the US version of The Returned retains enough of the creep factor and character drama to appease fans of the genre.


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This American adaptation of the French program "Les Revenants" centers on a small town that is shocked to find deceased citizens coming back to life with no recollection of their deaths. The phenomena starts with the Winship family, who find that their daughter Camille (India Ennenga), previously killed four years earlier in a bus accident, returns home unharmed and believes it is the same day as her accident. Elsewhere, Simon Moran (Mat Vairo) returns from his death and searches for his fiancé Rowan (Mary Elizabeth Winstead), while Helen Goddard (Michelle Forbes) finds herself back in her husband's apartment 30 years after her death. The season follows the characters and their families as they cope with the mysterious occurrences. However such incidents also bring convicted killers back to life, putting the residents in grave danger.


Mary Elizabeth Winstead
as Rowan Blackshaw
Jeremy Sisto
as Peter Lattimore
India Ennenga
as Camille Winship
Tandi Wright
as Claire Winship
Mark Pelligrino
as Jack Winship
Sophie Lowe
as Lena Winship
Sandrine Holt
as Julie Han
Agnes Bruckner
as Nikki Banks
Kevin Alejandro
as Tommy Solano
Mat Vairo
as Simon Moran
Michelle Forbes
as Helen Goddard
Aaron Douglas
as Tony Darrow
Leah Gibson
as Lucy McCabe
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All Critics (33) | Top Critics (18)

Naturally, there's a big twist that sends these happy endings spinning out of control.

October 18, 2017 | Full Review…

This version has a brisker pace than the fine French original, though it wouldn't be called action-packed. With its ominous and dark undertone, call it cerebral sci-fi.

October 18, 2017 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

It needs either to be more eerie and otherworldly or to address the social and psychological consequences of its premise squarely. As is, it isn't sufficiently dead or alive.

March 6, 2015 | Full Review…

The American version of The Returned is well on its way to being every bit as good as the French original. It may even improve on certain aspects of the show, we'll have to wait and see.

March 9, 2015 | Full Review…

It's not quite as atmospheric or accomplished as the original, but it's way closer than I expected it to be, anchored by strong performances throughout and an understanding of what worked about the original.

March 9, 2015 | Full Review…

Carlton Cuse and Raelle Tucker's series is cold and banal because it tries too hard to duplicate the original without capturing the essence of what made the story so compelling.

March 9, 2015 | Full Review…

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