Damon Lindelof's 'The Leftovers' Picked Up By HBO

Justin Theroux digs into 'The Leftovers'

HBO is serving up a full order of 'Leftovers'!

Deadline reports that the premium network has given a full season order for the new Damon Lindelof drama 'The Leftovers.'

The project is an adaptation of Tom Perrotta's novel of the same name, which centers on those left behind after the Rapture takes place, though the event doesn't go quite as expected.

'The Leftovers' is the 'Lost' co-showrunner's first series project since the ABC drama ended its run, as he has primarily worked on film projects since then such as 'World War Z,' 'Star Trek' and 'Prometheus.' Lindelof co-wrote the adaptation along with Perrotta, and will serve as showrunner on the ten episode series, also executive producing alongside Berg and Perrotta.

The pilot episode was directed by Peter Berg ('Friday Night Lights') and stars 'Six Feet Under's Justin Theroux. The actor will play a police chief attempting to maintain order and normalcy in a world that will never be the same. Starring opposite Theroux is Liv Tyler ('Armageddon'), who will make her debut on the small screen as Meg, a young woman who becomes a target for recruitment by members of an enigmatic cult. Rounding out the ensemble cast is Amy Brenneman ('Judging Amy') and Christopher Eccleston ('Doctor Who').

Hopefully Lindelof has better success with his showrunning follow up than his former partner-in-crime Carlton Cuse, whose 'Bates Motel' was a bit underwhelming to say the least.

- Amy Brenneman
- Liv Tyler
- Peter Berg
- Justin Theroux
- Damon Lindelof
- Christopher Eccleston
- The Leftovers

Written by: kyleiam
Sep 17th, 2013, 7:10 am

Images courtesy of HBO


Message Posted On Sep 17th, 2013, 11:56 am
Why no tales of Ragnarok, much more interesting mythology.
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