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Les revenants - DVD cover, new synopsis and official English name (+ tidbits about Barbarella and Bref)

The tagline reads : The past has decided to resurface.

This 3-disc set, priced at 24.98€, will be released on December 19, two days after the broadcast of the first season of this psychological fantasy series ends. Just in time for Christmas !

If previous Canal+ DVD/BD sets are any indication, there will be French subtitles for the hearing impaired but that'd be about it regarding subtitles (meaning no English ones, sadly). Hey, it's okay, the show might come to a TV station near you in a near future, since it was successfully presented to international buyers these past few days at the MipCom in Cannes.

Furthermore, I now know the official English name for Les revenants, it's Rebound. Zodiak Rights released a synopsis with that info (and the sloppy montage above showing Céline Salette, Guillaume Gouix, Clotilde Hesme and a young fella whose name I can't find) :

The dead have returned. But this is a homecoming like no other.

Rebound is a stylish take on the supernatural genre that combines taut mystery with rich character-led drama. Superb French drama to follow the trail blazed by Braquo and Spiral, launching this winter on Canal+.

In a small Alpine village in the shadow of a vast dam, a crowd of men and women find themselves in a state of confusion, trying to return to their homes. What they do not yet know is that they have been dead for several years, and no one is expecting them back.

Those returning from beyond the grave are determined to reclaim their places in the world of the living. The living are thrown into a state of turmoil by the return of friends and relatives who don’t understand that time has moved on.


Bref might be called Breve next year. Indeed, the hilarious, extremely popular French short format series (2 minutes each episode) that ended last July after a one-season, 82-episode run will get remade in Italy, Spain and Québec :

French series Bref (So) will be remade across the world after Lagardere Entertainment Rights closed a number of format deals.

The series, which airs on French broadcaster Canal+, is to be remade in Canada via TVA, while Picomedia & Bananas are making a local version in Italy and Shine Iberia is developing a Spanish version.

Separately, Lagardere Entertainment Rights, the company formerly known as Europe Images, is launching a number of new series at MIPCOM. The distributor will bring Dear Neighbours and The Wrinkled Minute to the market in Cannes.

Dear Neighbours is a 187x6mins series produced by Ango Productions and Aubes Productions for TF1. It follows neighbours attempting to break records.

The Wrinkled Minute is a 41×2min series produced by LM Productions and Bakea Productions for Arte. It follow four old women who tell dirty jokes.


About Barbarella, Refn will be meeting with Gaumont executives within the next few weeks. Other series in development over at Canal+ include the thriller series Le Tunnel (with Sky Atlantic) and the historical drama Versailles (from Mad Men writers André and Maria Jacquemetton).

To be thorough, Canal+ bought the rights to Hannibal, Last Resort and Hatfields & McCoys.

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