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Supernatural crime thriller set in a small Alpine village where a group of men, women and children do not yet know that they have been dead for several years...

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Supernatural crime thriller set in a small Alpine village where a group of men, women and children do not yet know that they have been dead for several years...

Series 1 Summary

In a small Alpine village, in the shadow of a vast dam, a small group of men, women and children find themselves in a state of confusion, trying to return to their homes.

What they do not yet know is that they have been dead for several years, and no one is expecting them back.

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 is a homecoming like no other. In French with English subtitles.

  • The Returned: Camille

    Episode 1 - Camille

    In a small mountain community, two local people - Camille, a teenager, and Simon - who both died years earlier, suddenly re-appear at their homes. They have not aged, and they are completely unaware of their own deaths.

    Camille and Simon assume they can rejoin the world of the living as though nothing has happened, but their return throws their friends and family into a state of turmoil.

    Camille's sister Léna has continued to grow up without her sibling beside her, and Simon's wife Adèle is just about to get remarried, to Thomas. Meanwhile, lonely nurse Julie receives a visit from a very strange little boy.

    Seven years ago, the town was struck by a series of bloody murders. Now it seems the killings have started up again.

    In French with English subtitles.

  • The Returned: Simon

    Episode 2 - Simon

    Simon approaches Adèle, but Thomas finds out about his 'return'. In the meantime, Camille is unable to fit back into her family again.

    Her mother Claire and father Jérome separated after her death, and now Claire is in a relationship with Pierre, an odd but charismatic figure who knew all along that the dead would return.

    Strange happenings seem to suggest that Camille and Simon may not be the only ones to have been brought back...

    In French with English subtitles.

  • The Returned: Julie

    Episode 3 - Julie

    Determined to come out of hiding and return to something resembling normal life, Camille invents a new identity for herself as 'cousin Alice'. Her sister Léna finds a strange, fast-spreading scar on her own body.

    Simon gets closer to Adèle, who finally accepts he has returned and is not a manifestation of her grief. But as the dead try to reclaim their lives, for the living, things seem more and more disturbed.

    Julie's very dark past resurfaces and threatens to destroy her completely, but she finds a saviour in the most unlikely form.

    In French with English subtitles.

  • The Returned: Victor

    Episode 4 - Victor

    Camille's new identity as Alice is going well, but Léna's scar is growing and seemingly draining her of energy. Léna is convinced that Camille is behind it and publicly denounces her to their friends.

    Julie can no longer keep Victor under wraps and the police take him away. She doesn't even put up a fight, wondering if he may have something to do with the death of her neighbour, Miss Payet.

    Adèle gets back with Simon and introduces him to their daughter, Chloe... but then discovers the true circumstances surrounding his death.

    In French with English subtitles.

  • The Returned: Serge

    Episode 5 - Serge and Toni

    The dead gradually come out into the open but are unable to resume their normal lives.

    Camille is rejected by Frédéric, and Simon is abruptly separated from Adèle and Chloe when Thomas shoots at him in self-defence.

    Victor wanders around, looking for his murderer, while Julie begins to have doubts: could she be dead too?

    Léna is nursed by the serial killer as he strives to keep his murderous impulses under control.

    In French with English subtitles.

  • The Returned: Lucy

    Episode 6 - Lucy

    The town is affected by a power cut. Pierre forms a community around Camille, who is now regarded as a kind of 'prophet'.

    Julie finds refuge at Laure's house with Victor, whose body is undergoing a strange transformation. Meanwhile, Léna grows closer to Serge but has to escape back to the town.

    In French with English subtitles.

  • The Returned: Adèle

    Episode 7 - Adèle

    Various clans are starting to form in the town's ever-more-chaotic environment. The Segurets gather around Camille, who is accused of being harmful to the living people close to her.

    Simon investigates the circumstances surrounding his first death, while Pierre starts to assume a leading position in his small community.

    Julie and Laure want to run away from the town with Victor, but nobody seems able to leave.

    In French with English subtitles.

  • The Returned

    Episode 8 - The Horde

    Relations are strained between the living and the dead.

    The living deeply fear the dead, especially as a newer and more sinister wave of them enters the town.

    It seems that everyone is going to have to choose sides...

    In French with English subtitles.

The Returned synopsis

Supernatural crime thriller set in a small Alpine village where a group of men, women and children do not yet know that they have been dead for several years...

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