Tuesday, April 21, 2015

A-Z Blogging Challenge: Les Revenants (The Returned)

I'm so excited. Les Revenants Series 2 is coming, with filming is apparently well underway for release later this year. Series 1 aired here, and in most English speaking areas, as The Returned. It was gripping horror, very different in every way from Resurrection, the American series based on The Returned, a novel by Jason Mott, which uses a similar starting premise but heads off in an entirely different direction.

It's not spoilery to say that the story revolves around a small town where the dead suddenly reappear, in some cases after many years, as they were when they died. The consequences of this are widespread, disruptive and often destructive and the series explores these in a way that's dramatic and illuminating. With a number of complex and interconnecting storylines and multiple twists, it held me from the first moment and I loved every intense second of it.

Along with Orphan Black, the Canadian science fiction series starring Tatiana Maslany, this was one of my speculative fiction viewing highlights in 2014 and I can't wait for both to come back.

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