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News brief: The Returned goes back to Scandinavia

A trio of Scandinavian broadcasters has bought French paranormal drama The Returned (Les Revenants) from distributor Zodiak Rights.

Rebound-Les-Revenants_featuredPublic channels YLE in Finland, NRK in Norway and Icelandic national broadcaster RUV have acquired the Haut et Court TV-produced show.

This comes after Swedish pubcaster SVT became one of the first international channels to acquire the series, which first ran on France’s Canal+.

Other early buyers included Channel 4 in the UK and SundanceTV (fka Sundance Channel) in the US. Overall, it has now sold in to more than 70 territories.