A pair of interesting new cable shows have been ordered to series. Firstly, A&E has given a straight-to-series 10-episode order for an American remake of the buzzy French series The Returned. Deadline reports that Carlton Cuse (Lost) wrote the first episode and will write and produce the series alongside Raelle Tucker (True Blood). The original show debuted in 2012 in France and has since become a crossover hit, earning strong ratings and high buzz (particularly from our TV expert Allison Keene). The story revolves around the reappearance of a number of dead people in a sleepy town, and you can watch the original for yourself right now on Netflix.
This continues Cuse’s relationship with A&E, as his Bates Motel was recently picked up for a third season. Cuse acts as showrunner on the Psycho prequel series as well as FX’s upcoming The Strain, and it’s unknown if he’ll also run The Returned or if he’ll hand off day-to-day duties while maintaining his role as an executive producer. Hit the jump for news on Bored to Death creator Jonathan Ames’ new Starz series.