Sundance will be airing a full series marathon of French drama The Returned beginning Sunday, December 22nd at noon. The series, which has drawn rave American reviews since its Halloween debut, follows what happens to a small French town after residents long thought dead begin turning up very much alive. Those who have returned must come to terms with what happened to them, the changes that have happened to their bodies/minds, and the reception that they’ve received from those they once knew. A second season is already scheduled to premiere sometime in 2014.
Listed below are the times, titles, and descriptions of the episodes included in Sundance’s marathon of The Returned.
12:00 p.m. – “Camille”
Supernatural series set in a quiet village in the French Alps begins with a group of confused people returning to their homes unaware that they have been dead for a number of years. As the newly walking dead try to reestablish their past lives, they uncover longtime secrets, while at the same time, a rash of brutal murders are sweeping the area.
1:00 p.m. – “Simon”
Camille has problems reestablishing with her family; and Simon makes an overture to his former fiancée, while unusual happenings suggest others in a similar situation have been brought back.
2:00 p.m. – “Julie”
Camille adopts a new identity; and Adele finally admits that Simon is who he says he is.
3:00 p.m. – “Victor”
Camille’s new identity proves successful; and Lena’s scar increases in size, sapping her energy.
4:00 p.m. – “Serge and Toni”
Gradually, the newly walking dead begin to come out into the open, but resuming normal lives proves difficult. Camille faces rejection, while Julie begins to second guess herself, and the serial killer tries to throttle back some.
5:00 p.m. – “Lucy”
An electrical outage strikes the town; and members of the community begin to perceive Camille as a kind of “prophet.” Meanwhile, a dead Simon returns among the living yet again and Victor’s body begins to strangely distort.
6:00 p.m. – “Adele”
Individual clans form; and Camille is accused of being dangerous. Meanwhile, Pierre assumes a leadership role with the Outstretched Hand community, and Julie and Laure consider running away with Victor.
7:00 p.m. – “The Horde”
Strained relations develop between the living and the dead as a new and more frightening horde creeps into town, and the separate factions must choose sides.
The first season finale of The Returned is set to air this Thursday at 9:00 on Sundance.