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As construction workers pour the sand into a newly made playground, children watch in awe until the skeletal remains of a young boy pours out, resurrecting a cold case where four boys disappeared 30 years earlier. watch
Eight-year-old Jacob isn't the only one who's returned from the dead on Resurrection.
In the final minutes of the ABC drama's series premiere, Elaine's (Samaire Armstrong) late father Caleb (Sam Hazeldine) comes back to life as well, but there's more to him than meets the eye (besides, you know, rising from six feet under).
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ABC's Resurrection sees dead people come alive again, but it's not related to The Returned. Except it is.
The drama, which premieres Sunday at 9/8c, is based on Jason Mott's best-selling book The Returned about people who come back from the dead. That's not to be confused with the critically acclaimed, similarly themed French series on Sundance Channel, The Returned, which is based on the French film Les Revenants and is being adapted by Lost's Carlton Cuse for A&E, or the fact that Resurrection refers to its walking dead as The Returned.
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"It is kind of confusing, we'll admit that," Resurrection executive producer Michele Fazekas tells TVGuide.com with a laugh. "But even though the premise is the same, I think we all have different takes on it and different stories."
Set in Arcadia, Mo., Resurrection follows Jacob (Landon Gimenez), a dead 8-year-old boy who wakes up in a rice paddy field in rural China. With the help of immigration ...