James Hayes is a small town police man who is called to the local cemetery in the middle of the night after six people have inexplicably risen from the dead in perfect health. With no memory of their identities, they are determined to discover who they are and what has happened to them. James recognises one of them and along with local doctor Elishia Glass, struggles to keep the case hidden from his colleagues, his family and the world. The six people are all linked in some way and the search begins for someone who knows the truth about how and why they have returned.
When Sergeant Hayes is called to the cemetery, he makes a startling discovery. Six people have inexplicably returned from the dead and are in perfect health. How is this possible? Who are they and why are they back?
After revisiting the cemetery, James confirms that the group have all risen from the dead and he confronts a mysterious and dangerous John Doe. Meanwhile Kate gets an unexpected surprise when she goes back home.
Vic is behaving strangely after his car accident. James relies on Maria to take him to Elishia's hideout, while Elishia uses Charlie to test the boundary around Yoorana, looking for a safe way out of town.
Vic finds Maria and convinces her to take him to the group, James spends an intimate night with Kate and Kirstie remembers how she died.
Sarah, James and Kate try to navigate their complex love triangle, grappling with a mixture of anger, grief and relief. Meanwhile, Charlie and Kirstie decide to seek answers about Charlie's past.
The group must decide what to do about Vic who was injured during the chase. Elishia wants to let him die but James wants answers from him and he convinces Elishia to operate.
(Two Truths) James continues to help the Risen unravel the mystery of how and why they have returned, and a deadly new threat arrives in Yoorana.
(Ashes to Ashes) After questioning Elisha, James & Kate head to Noregard to get answers while John discovers his true name & history. Phil is on a mission, no-one is going to stand in his way.
(All Too Human) William and Elisha rekindle their love while James finally tells Sarah the truth, but all is not what it seems. At the Fitzgerald estate, Paddy is determined to right the wrongs of the past.
(A Duty of Care) Realising that someone is out to kill them, Kirstie seeks to solve the mystery surrounding her death, while Paddy attempts to reconnect with the Fitzgeralds. Meanwhile William vows to bring Elishia back from the dead.
(The Walking Wounded) With an unknown killer hunting them and the boundary continuing to shrink, tensions are running high as time looks to be running out for the Risen.