Returned Rule No. 3: We’re all solving it together
“More than grief, more than life and death, what’s interesting to me is to see how people accept new rules in a world where death is not the end and the rules have changed and they have to discover the new rules and accept them or not,” Gobert outlines. “When I talked with the actors, they didn’t know a lot about what was happening, because we were writing while we were shooting, and I think it was very interesting, because they had to deal with the present [along] with the spectator.”
Returned Rule No. 4: Stop searching for continuity
“The characters, for them, since [the dead coming back] happened six months ago, they’re not sure it really happened. Maybe it was a nightmare, and maybe there’s confusion. Some of the new characters weren’t in the valley when it happened, so they don’t really know what happened, and this confusion is good. When season two begins, our characters are waiting for something to happen, just like our spectators. We thought it was interesting to imagine everyone has changed in a different way during the six months, cause the rules are so different, you can imagine people develop differently from one another inside The Returned.