Former Lost co-creator Damon Lindelof has landed a new deal with HBO.
The deal will see the network adapting author Tom Perrotta's The Leftovers, which deals with the Rapture and a band of survivors who are left behind in their suburban community after more than 100 people suddenly disappear. The people begin trying to rebuild their lives and move on.
Six months ago, HBO announced that it was developing the book. Now they have decided to go ahead and have ordered the series to pilot.
Lindelof and Perrotta will be co-writing the project, which is the first project to emerge from Lindelof's three-year deal with Warner Bros. television. HBO and Warner Bros. will be co-producing the series.
Perrotta will also be executive producing, with Ron Yerxa and Albert Berger. If the pilot turns into a series, Lindelof will be the showrunner.
Lindelof is something of a rising star in Hollywood. He wrote Prometheus (which was not that bad) and is also the writer for the upcoming Star Trek sequel. He is also signed to do Disney's 1952.
This is the fourth drama pilot ordered by HBO this year. It joins The Missionary, Buda Bridge and Criminal Justice.
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