The Returned To Return To Channel 4

Hurrah! Hurrah! Channel 4 has announced that it has acquired the UK premiere broadcast rights to the second series of hit drama The Returned from Zodiak Rights.

Series two – eight episodes long again – is currently in development with Haut et Court TV for Canal+, and will begin filming in early 2014 for an anticipated broadcast later in the year.

The Returned has so far weaved a seductive and chilling tale, which comes to a dramatic climax this Sunday (9pm, Channel 4). The first subtitled drama on Channel 4 for over 20 years, it has attracted an average of 1.8 million viewers each week and a 7.1% share of the audience at 9pm on Sundays.

Read our reviews of The Returned here .