A pair of twins who appeared on “Desperate Housewives” have been cast on an HBO drama pilot.
Charlie Carver and Max Carver have signed on for “The Leftovers,” Damon Lindelof’s drama pilot directed by Peter Berg.
The project, based on Tom Perrotta’s 2011 novel, happens following the Rapture, which takes place in a different way than expected. After a good chunk of the world’s people disappear regardless of age, race and religion, the leftovers start banding together in new ways while trying to deal with the disappearance of their loved ones. One of them is a cigarette-smoking new religious institution called “The Guilty Remnant.”
The 24-year-old brothers are playing happy-go-lucky twins Scott (played by Charlie) and Adam (played by Max) Frost. They are friends of mayor Kevin Garvey’s (played by Justin Theroux) daughter, and their relaxed demeanors bring a little light into a dark world.
Liv Tyler (“That Thing You Do”) plays Meg in “The Leftovers,” and Amanda Warren (“The Adjustment Bureau”) and Christopher Eccleston (“Doctor Who”) have also been cast, though HBO is keeping their roles close to the hip. It is Tyler’s first-ever TV role.
The pilot has been in development since before the novel was even released. Lindelof also wrote “Star Trek Into Darkness” and exec produced “Lost.”
The Carver brothers played the Scavo twins on ABC’s “Desperate Housewives.” They are now recurring on MTV’s “Teen Wolf.”
Charlie Carver is represented by Main Title and TalentWorks. Max Carver is represented by Rebel Entertainment and Sweeny Management.