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ABC Studios To Release TV Adaptation of Jason Mott’s ‘The Returned’

ABC Studios has picked up a TV show based on poet Jason Mott‘s The Returned, months before Harlequin MIRA releases the novel. The show is scheduled for the “2013-2014 midseason” and the novel comes out in September.

The Killing and Damages writer Aaron Zelman will write the script and Charles McDougall will direct. The cast includes Omar EppsFrances FisherSam HazeldineNicholas Gonzalez and others. Here’s more from the release:

A disquieting and wholly original narrative that spans the globe and embraces the full range of humanity, The Returned is primarily centered around one family that gets caught up in a worldwide event. Harold and Lucille Hargrave lost their eight-year-old son when he drowned on his birthday nearly fifty years ago, but now Jacob has returned, exactly as he was that fateful day. Jacob is just one of the thousands of Returned who are reappearing on earth and being reunited with their families, a phenomenon that inspires mass hysteria among many. The Hargraves become caught up in the madness that engulfs their community as it navigates this strange new reality—a reality the origins and meaning of which remain unclear.

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