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EVEN Glitch’s big­gest fans would con­cede the supernatural drama, in which dead peo­ple re­turn to life, has a pretty much iden­ti­cal premise to that of French se­ries The Re­turned.

In fact, Glitch is not a copy – it was in de­vel­op­ment a year be­fore The Re­turned de­buted and sparked a mini­genre, fol­lowed by US se­ries Res­ur­rec­tion and the US re­make of The Re­turned.

“The res­ur­rec­tion genre is big at the mo­ment,” star Pa­trick Bram­mall says.

“It … re­ally gets your imag­i­na­tion go­ing.”

Bram­mall plays po­lice sergeant James Hayes, who is try­ing to deal with the fall­out from the res­ur­rec­tion of six peo­ple, com­pli­cated by the fact one of the peo­ple who crawled out of the grave was his wife ( Emma Booth, left, with Bram­mall).

De­spite a sky­rock­et­ing public pro­file thanks to Off­spring and Up­per Mid­dle Bo­gan, he had to au­di­tion three times, even though cre­ator and showrun­ner Louise Fox wrote the part with him in mind.

“She said when she saw me on Off­spring she went, ‘ Oh no, is that go­ing to hurt our chances ( of cast­ing him) for this?’ he says.

Glitch wraps on- screen this week, but Bram­mall says there’s still plenty of plot left to ex­plore in a po­ten­tial sea­son two.

“The whole se­ries takes place in about four days … ( so) it’s got a lot of scope for it,” he says. “And ( Lou Fox) is such a clever writer, she’s kept her pow­der dry.”

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