Damon Lindelof and Tom Perotta's The Leftovers to Premiere this Summer
January 9, 2014
HBO drama series "The Leftovers," from Damon Lindelof and Tom Perrotta, will begin production early this year for a summer debut.
The ensemble cast includes Justin Theroux, Amy Brenneman, Christopher Eccleston, Liv Tyler, Charlie Carver, Max Carver, Carrie Coon, Ann Dowd, Michael Gaston, Emily Meade, Annie Q, Margaret Qualley, Amanda Warren and Chris Zylka.
When 2% of the world's population abruptly disappears without explanation, the world struggles to understand just what they're supposed to do about it. Three years later, the new HBO drama series "The Leftovers" is the story of the people who didn't make the cut.
Damon Lindelof ("Lost") and acclaimed novelist Tom Perrotta (Little Children, Election) collaborate on "The Leftovers," which begins production of its ten-episode season in New York early this year for summer debut. Lindelof serves as the series showrunner.
Based on Perrotta's bestselling novel of the same name, "The Leftovers" is an original look at The Rapture... because it's not entirely clear The Rapture happened. Peter Berg directed the pilot from a script by Lindelof and Perrotta. Lindelof and Perrotta executive produce the series along with Peter Berg and Sarah Aubrey; Ron Yerxa and Albert Berger co-executive produce. The series is produced for HBO by Adventure Corps in association with Warner Bros. Television.
Set in a small New York suburb, "The Leftovers" follows Justin Theroux as Kevin Garvey, a father of two and the chief of police, who is trying to maintain some semblance of normalcy when the notion no longer applies.