Lost Co-Creator's New Show Picked Up by HBO
Nearly five years after the (somewhat controversial) conclusion to his ground-breaking program Lost, co-creator/co-showrunner Damon Lindelof is now prepping a return to television.
Deadline reports that HBO has picked up Lindelof’s new series, an adaptation of the acclaimed 2011 Tom Perrotta novel The Leftovers, for a 10-episode first season.
The pilot, which Lindeolf co-wrote with Perrotta, was directed by Friday Night Light’s Peter Berg and featured Justin Theroux and Liv Tyler in lead roles. Just as in the book, the story takes place in the aftermath of what appears to be a massive biblical Rapture and concerns those left behind in its wake.
As mentioned earlier, this marks Lindelof’s first TV project since Lost. In the meantime, he’s certainly not bee slacking, contributing to the screenplays for Cowboys & Aliens, Prometheus, Star Trek Into Darkness and World War Z.
Details regarding the show’s premiere date have not yet been made available.
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