Harold and Lucille Hargrave lost their young son, Jacob, on his eighth birthday 50 years ago. One day Agent Bellamy of the International Bureau of the Returned knocks on their door with Jacob in tow.
While Lucille embraces her son, Harold is not so sure.
In the town of Arcadia, and all across the world, the Returned are appearing causing sadness, happiness, alarm and overpopulation. While some people think it’s a miracle, others think the Returned are the work of the Devil, yet many others simply don’t know what to make of this phenomena.