'The Leftovers' adds four to cast

CEHBO's upcoming adaptation of 'The Leftovers' has added four new members to its cast.

Former 'Doctor Who' star Christopher Eccleston is the biggest name announced of these new cast members. He is joined by Tony nominee Carrie Coon, Ann Dowd and Amanda Warren.

The show is based on a book written by Tom Perrotta with the same title. It deals with the Rapture and focuses on the people who were left behind when the world drastically changed. 

Eccleston will be playing Matt Jamison, a former reverend who now serves as the editor of a tabloid. Coon will play Nora Durst, who lost her husband and children when the Rapture occurred. Dowd is Patti Levin, who leads the local chapter of Guilty Remnant, a movement organized in the aftermath. And Warren plays Mapleton's mayor Lucy Warburton.

Justin Theroux will be starring in the series as Kevin Garvey, a police chief and father who tries to help the new world develop a sense of stability and tranquility, two concepts that appear long gone.

The project is being co-written and executive produced by Damon Lindelof, who co-wrote "Cowboys & Aliens," "Prometheus," and "Star Trek Into Darkness." Acclaimed director Peter Berg will be directing the pilot.

Eccleston has also appeared in 'Heroes' and will also be seen in the upcoming "Thor: The Dark World" film.

Coon has appeared on 'Law & Order: SVU' and 'The Playboy Club.'

Dowd will be seen in the upcoming feature film "X/Y," while Warren has appeared on the small screen in 'Royal Pains' and on the big one in "The Adjustment Bureau."

To learn more about 'The Leftovers,' click here.

- Carrie Coon
- Justin Theroux
- Christopher Eccleston
- Damon Lindelof
- The Leftovers

Written by: Hamatosan
Jun 10th, 2013, 9:57 am

Images courtesy of HBO


Message Posted On Jun 10th, 2013, 7:08 pm
I'm excited for this, and I'm looking forward to a lot of ironic humor. If this ends up being just another dreary post-apocalyptic character analysis based around survival and fighting, I'd probably still watch, but I'll be disappointed.
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