The Returned

“Vulture” Calls “THE RETURNED” “A Class Act,” While “The Guardian” Calls It “Brooding And Meditative”


Even ten months after its premiere on SundanceTV, THE RETURNED is still earning the undying respect of critics and fans alike. With its admirable restraint and moody depiction of the dead’s complicated return, it’s no wonder that The Guardian and Vulture have hailed the series as “a class act all the way,” and called it “strikingly beautiful.” Check out why critics keep praising this unique and effecting zombie series below.

• The Guardian celebrates the show’s phenomenal acting and meditative pacing, saying the series is “achingly beautiful, sad, and suspenseful.”

• PopMatters raves about the series’ clever handling of the undead, writing that “the show unravels the intricate ways in which all of its characters are connected.”

• The New York Times praises the show’s captivating use of atmosphere, telling readers “if you fall into its languorous rhythms, you’ll be rewarded by a story that builds tension with clockwork precision and expertly maintains a mood of clammy dread.”

• Vulture lauds the French series, saying “rare is the show that addresses the ordinary madness caused by grief, but Les Revenants [THE RETURNED] acknowledges that magical thinking as a matter of course.”