Paul Abbott, the man behind the British smash hit Shameless (and co-creator of the American version, as well) has set his sights on a new project: the adaptation of a hit series from France.
The Canal Plus series Les Revenants aired over eight one-hour episodes last Fall in France, breaking Canal Plus ratings records (Canal Plus is the French equivalent of HBO) Les Revenants is a supernatural thriller set in France. Ostensibly a zombie story, it is unique insofar as the walking dead are not seeking to attack the living; they simply wish to reintegrate into society.
Paul Abbott’s version will be titled They Came Back. The series centres on a group of men and women in a small Alpine village who find themselves in a state of confusion, trying to return to their homes. What they don’t yet know is that they’ve been dead for several years, and no one is expecting them back.
As of yet there is no word on whether or not They Came Back will be produced for a British or an American channel.
Source: TV Rage