*A&E’s American version of “The Returned” has booked Carl Lumbly as a supporting player.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, the actor is joining the ensemble cast of the 10-episode suspense series in a recurring capacity.
Based on the French series by Fabrice Gobert, “The Returned” focuses on a small town that is turned upside down when several local people, who have long been presumed dead, suddenly reappear, bringing them into positive and detrimental consequences. ABC’s “Resurrection,” starring Omar Epps, also had this theme, but that series was based on the book by Jason Mott.
Lumbly will play Pastor Leon Wright, a kindly, perceptive man, the minister of a local church. Radiating compassion, he tries to guide Rowan (Mary Elizabeth Winstead) through difficult times.
Mark Pellegrino, Jeremy Sisto, Kevin Alejandro, Agnes Bruckner, Sophie Lowe, Sandrine Holt, Michelle Forbes, Tandi Wright, India Ennenga and Mat Vairo also star in the A+E Studios/FremantleMedia North America production.
Carlton Cuse and Raelle Tucker executive produce.
Lumbly is best known for portraying Agent Dixon in the J.J. Abrams spy drama “Alias” and recurred on “Southland,” also starring off-Broadway in last year’s stop.reset and in the West Coast production of The Motherf—er With the Hat.