Topic is the criminally good streaming service from Kino Lorber and First Look Entertainment for thrillers, mysteries, dramas and documentaries from around the world, serving viewers who crave entertainment beyond the mainstream. Whether it’s a Nordic-noir crime thriller (The Killing), an Italian supernatural drama (Christian), or a haunting true crime docu-series from the UK (The Missing Children), Topic expands your view of the world.
A group of men, women, and children return home after years of being away. But there’s one hiccup—everyone thought they were dead. Meanwhile, a series of murders begins, bringing back memories of a past serial killer.
In a small mountain community, long-dead residents begin mysteriously reappearing at their homes. Two of the returned, Camille and Simon, hope to restart their lives, with tumultuous results for their families.
Determined to get his life back, Simon visits his ex-fiance Adèle. Meanwhile, Camille’s mother Claire and sister Léna—still uneasy about her return—keep secrets from her. Nurse Julie is plagued by the presence of a spooky child, Victor.
Camille, determined to come out of hiding, concocts a new identity for herself. Simon wins Adèle’s trust and learns a shocking truth about their relationship. Victor comes to Julie’s aid after she’s forced to recall an agonizing memory from her past.
Camille settles into life as “Alice” while Léna struggles with a mysterious, growing scar that seems to impact her health. Police arrive to remove Victor from Julie’s home as Adèle learns the truth about Simon’s death.
The “Returned” attempt to resume their old lives once and for all, with disastrous results for Camille and Simon. Thomas enters into a life-or-death encounter, with potentially serious consequences as Julie wonders if she is dead, too.
A power outage puts the whole town on edge as Pierre, Claire’s boyfriend, touts Camille as a prophet to a community of grieving parents. Revived, Simon falls under the spell of Lucy the “sex medium.” Léna grows closer to her captor, Serge.
Alliances are forming as tensions within the town mount. Camille faces accusations of hurting those around her. Simon investigates his own death as Julie tries to skip town—but a supernatural force stops her from leaving.
It’s the nail-biting finale and the stakes are higher than ever. Tensions reach a critical mass as a new, more unsettling wave of The “Returned” descends on the town, forcing its residents to choose once and for all between living and dead.