THE RETURNED: Mark Pellegrino Talks A&E Drama Series

From executive producers Carlton Cuse (Lost, Bates Motel, The Strain) and Raelle Tucker (True Blood), the A&E drama series The Returned focuses on what happens when several local residents of a small town suddenly reappear, after having been long presumed dead. Their arrival has consequences for both the returned and their loved ones who have already mourned their death and moved on without them. During this exclusive interview with Collider, Mark Pellegrino (who plays Jack, a man deeply and painfully affected by the loss of one of his twin daughters, that has now suddenly returned) talked about wanted to reunite work Carlton Cuse, what attracted him to this particular project, what he thought of the original French series this is adapted from, how his daughter’s return will affect Jack, and getting resolution to some things but new questions about others. Image via A&E. Collider:  How did this come about for you?  MARK PELLEGRINO:  Right after The Tomorrow People ended, I had three auditions for shows, and this was one of them that I had to audition for out of Vancouver. Out of the three, of course, I wanted to do this above the other two because it’s Carlton [Cuse], and I have a relationship with Carlton. I’m in good hands with him, and I enjoyed working with him on Lost. I wanted to rekindle that relationship, so I really was hoping that all the cards would fall in the right places for this, and they did, luckily. We were done with ...

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March 31, 2015