Resurrection (TV series) intertitle
Production Information
Developed by: Aaron Zelman
Production company: ABC Studios
Brillstein Entertainment Partners
Plan B Entertainment
Filming location: Los Angeles, California
Broadcast Information
Country of origin: United States
Premiere: March 9 2014
Number of seasons: 2
Number of episodes: 10
Tom and Rachael, 12 years earlier

Resurrection (originally The Returned) is an American fantasy television drama series about what happens if a person thought to be dead suddenly comes back to life in the way they supposedly died. The series is based on the novel The Returned by Jason Mott and is being co-produced by Brad Pitt, Aaron Zelman, JoAnn Alfano, Jon Liebman, Dede Gardner, Jeremy Kleiner, Michele Fazekas, and Tara Butters.


The series follows the residents of Arcadia, Missouri, whose lives take a surprising turn when their loved ones suddenly start to return. An 8-year-old American boy wakes up alone in a rice paddy in a rural Chinese province with no idea how he got there. Details start to emerge when the boy, who calls himself Jacob, recalls that his hometown is Arcadia, and an Immigration agent, J. Martin Bellamy, takes him there. The home he claims as his own is occupied by an elderly couple, Henry and Lucille Langston, who lost their son, Jacob, more than 30 years ago. While they look different, young Jacob recognizes them as his parents. Those closest to the family try to unravel this impossible mystery, including Sheriff Fred Langston, whose wife, Barbara, drowned 30 years ago while trying to save Jacob. But this boy who claims to be the deceased Jacob knows secrets about his own death that no one else knows -- secrets that Fred's daughter, Maggie Langston, will begin to investigate and discover to be true.[1]


Character Portrayed by Seasons
1 2
Martin Bellamy Omar Epps Main
Lucille Langston Frances Fisher Main
Fred Langston Matt Craven Main
Maggie Langston Devin Kelley Main
Tom Hale Mark Hildreth Main
Elaine Richards Samaire Armstrong Main
Caleb Richards Sam Hazeldine Main
Jacob Langston Landon Gimenez Main
Henry Langston Kurtwood Smith Main


Resurrection Trailer

Resurrection Trailer


  • The series was first called The Returned after the novel it was based off of but changed names to Forever before ABC settled on Resurrection.