Accompanying the premiere of Bates Motels third season will be the series premiere of the also-Carlton Cuse-produced, The Returned.
The Returned is an English-language take on Fabrice Goberts acclaimed French series of the same name (itself inspired by 2004 French film They Came Back), starring Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Mark Pellegrino, and Jeremy Sisto. The series, focuses on a small town that is turned upside down when several local people, who have been long presumed dead suddenly reappear, bringing with them both positive and detrimental consequences. As families are reunited, the lives of those who were left behind are challenged on a physical and emotional level.
The series will premiere alongside Bates Motel on Monday, March 9 with Bates at 9 p.m. and The Returned at 10. Bates fans can find the official rundown of the upcoming season, below:
After a blissful summer of closeness with his mother, living within the safe confines of home and the Bates Motel, Normans fears about what really happened with Blaire Watson resurface and Norma questions what really happened. Forced to look at the truths about Norman for the first time, their deeply intricate relationship continues to evolve. Norma finds herself turning to the other man in her life, Norman’s half-brother, Dylan (Max Thieriot) and begins to rely on him in ways that she never expected. This relationship inevitably triggers jealousy in Norman and a new kind of love triangle between Norma and her two sons erupts. Estranged brother and uncle, Caleb (Kenny Johnson) returns to haunt the family throughout the season challenging the family bond even further. Pressures of the outside world take a hold of the family when newcomers Kevin Rahm (Mad Men, Desperate Housewives), Tracy Spiradakos (Revolution) and Ryan Hurst (Sons Of Anarchy) arrive at White Pine Bay. After a summer of living at the Bates Motel, Sheriff Romero (Nestor Carbonell) and Norma have grown closer but there will always have that troubling question mark surrounding Norman. Something doesnt feel right, but spite of his instincts, Romero finds himself continually drawn back to the Bates family — and to Norma. Emma (Olivia Cooke) also determined to find out what is happening to Norman becomes more emboldened, fearless, goes after the things she wants. Familiar face, Bradley (Nicola Peltz) returns to surprise the family and digs up old memories.