/// Has Halloween Become the Start of Fall Cable?
Since AMC first unleashed The Walking Dead in 2010, Halloween has served as a launch pad for horror-themed cable series. The obvious synergies aside, Oct. 31 is a great night to showcase content that’s too harrowing for the networks, and it arrives just as viewers are looking for alternatives to the newly canceled broadcast shows. This year is no exception, as two new series are set to launch Thursday night. Perhaps the most inspired take on the reanimated-corpse trope is Sundance’s French import, The Returned . Rather than splatter viewers with gore, the drama offers a more nuanced approach—the dead simply return to their homes and try to resume their old lives.
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Has Halloween Become the Start of Fall Cable?