A “Family Practice” and “Judging Amy” star has signed on to an HBO drama pilot.
Amy Brenneman will play Laurie on “The Leftovers.” Laurie is a woman who has left her whole life behind to join an enigmatic cult.
“The Leftovers,” Damon Lindelof’s drama pilot directed by Peter Berg, is based on Tom Perrotta’s 2011 novel. In it the Rapture 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.”
Emily Meade (“Gimme Shelter”) plays Amy, an immodest high school student who seems to take the apocalypse in stride.
As previously reported, identical twins Charlie Carver and Max Carver (“Desperate Housewives,” “Teen Wolf”) have also signed on.
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.
Brenneman is represented by CAA and Mosaic. Meade is represented by Innovative and Authentic Talent. Charlie Carver is represented by Main Title and TalentWorks. Max Carver is represented by Rebel Entertainment and Sweeny Management.