The Returned

Chilean-American producer (and one half of Darkside) Nicolas Jaar has signed on to compose the score for A&E’s upcoming drama series The Returned, an adaptation of the critically acclaimed French series of the same name (in English, anyway — the original French title is Les Revenants). According to a press release:

The Returned focuses on a small town that is turned upside down when several local people, who have been long presumed dead suddenly reappear, bringing with them both positive and detrimental consequences. As families are reunited, the lives of those who were left behind are challenged on a physical and emotional level. Interpersonal relationships are examined with intrigue and depth as strange phenomena begin to occur.

The original French series (which is currently available for streaming on Netflix) was good stuff — contemplative, emotionally resonant, full of lovely imagery, and very, very French — and also featured a fantastic original soundtrack made up of equal parts dread and beauty courtesy of Scottish post-rock band Mogwai. Judging by the darkly atmospheric quality of Jaar’s work, he should be a good fit for the project as well.

Comments (3)
  1. Isn’t that plot a lot like that ABC show that premiered a couple months back? But anyways, glad to know Jaar will be reaching a wider audience thanks to this. More people need to know his work!

  2. I would listen to a Nico Jaar/Mogwai collaboration were this to ever lead to such a thing. Just sayin.

  3. Not many people can set a mood like Jaar. Should be an interesting listen. Memories of the intro of his BBC Essential mix come to mind, that Twin Peaks bit.

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